Marcus Estrada writes: "Gameplay in This Is the Police appears highly strategic, with tons of decisions to be made daily. Not only will you need to balance the new criminal aspect of your job but still also maintain all the regular requirements that come with it. As police chief, Jack still needs to attend meetings with the press and everything else. This busy schedule, and the choices you make, will affect the storyline's progression. It also sounds like this will afford players the opportunity for many distinct playthroughs."