Real cases from police headquarters!

True Police Stories is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


True Police Stories was a pulp magazine boasting "20 pages - a single issue" that was dedicated to editorialized stories on famous criminal investigations and busts of the time. The October issue would feature "Shoot to Kill" by Alan Kastin, "Shootout with A Chem-Crazy Dame" and "Eight Bullets, Ten Crooks".


Reading this magazine raises the player character's critical chance by 5% (10% with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the Courier.

Creation requirements

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Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of True Police Stories after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
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True Police Stories (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of True Police Stories skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Allied Technologies officesOn the small corner table inside the entrance foyer
Basincreek BuildingOn the lefthand corner table inside the reception area
Boulder CityBoulder City ruins, on the upper floor bookcase of the blown-out store building, across from the Great Khan hideout
California Sunset Drive-inLocated on the picnic table at the scenic overlook
Crimson Caravan CompanyCrimson Caravan main office, on the floor inside the first restroom stall
Followers safehouseOn the bed to the right, next to a hunting rifle
GomorrahGomorrah suites, on the small table by one of the round beds on the southern side of the upper floor of Clanden's suite
Lucky 38On one of the small tables in the cocktail lounge, in the middle tiered section
Mole rat ranchRuined building to the east with locked cache, inside the locked storage room
Poseidon gas stationIn the patrol car in the middle of the radiation barrels, may fall through if not taken first
Sierra Madre Casino Gametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites On top of the closet's dresser, lefthand room at the end of the hallway
Sunstone Tower roof Gametitle-FNV LRIndoor stairway passage between Ashton missile silo and the Divide, second level in the hallway, on a bookshelf
Sunstone Tower roof Gametitle-FNV LROffice room one level below the roof, in a Hard locked filing cabinet in the corner, together with a Lad's Life
The TopsPresidential suite, on the small bedside table in the bedroom
Vault 34Reactor level, inside the ruins of the security room, on the rubble near the doctor's bag
Villa police station Gametitle-FNV DMNext to the cosmic knife in the kitchen

Behind the scenesEdit

The cover image is a copy of the DVD jacket for the 1945 film Dick Tracy, Detective.


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