The Cops (aka the NYPD/New York City Police Department) are officers of the law in The Warriors video game.
The cops are normally referred to by the gangs as "pigs"; a common derogatory statement for a police officer. They are shown to be quite corrupt, for example, they are said to have 'gotten into' the looting that took place during Blackout.
Depending on the difficulty they usually respond to calls in big numbers depending on the crime, robbing stores will set an alarm an will usually come four deep or if their called for a fight or a mugging just one or two. At any moment not engaged in combat if they feel the need to call for back up they will take out their talkie and call for dispatch, which can make it hard for stealth missions. Their A.I. is exceptional and will not intervene when two gang members are fighting each other. Although they cannot climb and jump or run as fast as the player, they will stop at nothing to catch you including throwing their nightstick if on higher ground.
- They are the only cops to not to use their guns in a Rockstar game, with the exception of Bully, which was released a year later.
- In the game, if you grab and toss someone at a cop, the cop will fight and arrest the person who was tossed on to the cop.