The Ventura Bay Police Department (VBPD) will engage in pursuits with anyone committing a driving offence by prompting them to stop their vehicle and pay up their fine. Players can trigger a pursuit in and outside of race events by speeding by or ramming a stationary unit.
The player's fine will be automatically increased for destroying property and resisting an arrest for a longer time duration. After reaching a fine higher than 500, the VBPD will be forced to utilise more aggressive pursuit tactics against the player.
The level of engagement by the police is dependent on the current Heat Level of the pursuit, which increases with a higher fine. Subsequently, the player will be put against more police vehicles and encounter road blockades;
Losing visual contact with a VBPD unit will allow the player to temporarily escape from them. To end the pursuit completely, the player must not be detected again within the total time of the cooldown stage, which becomes longer the higher the heat level of the pursuit is.
Becoming arrested by the VBPD will make it impossible for the player to evade their fine any longer, although they will be always let go on the spot after doing so.
Players receive additional Reputation Points and their fine paid out for evading the police.
- Turning off the engine will run out the Cooldown timer faster.
- Travis offers the player a series of pursuit-related missions.
- Contrary to earlier titles, any form of internal police communication cannot be heard in Need for Speed (2015).
|Need for Speed (2015)|
|Customisation||Aftermarket Brands • Performance • Tuning • Visual • Wrap Editor|
|Progression||Cars • Driving Icons • Reputation • Ventura Bay • Daily Challenges • Community Events|
|Events||Circuit Race • Challenges • Drag Race • Drift Contest • Drift Train • Drift Trial • Gymkhana • Pursuit • Spontaneous Event • Time Attack • Time Trial|
|Collectables||Donut Spots • Vista Spots • "Free" Parts|
|Other||Deluxe Edition • Awards • Development • Soundtrack|
|Updates||Update 1 • Icons Update • Legends Update • Hot Rods Update • Patch History|