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Gotham City Police Department

The GCPD Headquarters

The Gotham City Police Department, often referred to as the GCPD, is the police department of Gotham City.


During the time when Batman started his war againts crime, the GCPD considered him a threat and tried to capture the vigilante and bring him to justice. However, this was caused by a case of mistaken identity, as it was believed that a bat-monster was terrorizing Gotham. Batman was able to clean his name when he stopped the real threat: Man-Bat.[1]

The GCPD were experts on organizing raids under Gordon's leadership. They captured a great faction of Rupert Thorne's gang this way.[2]

Police Commissioner Gordon decided to let Batman work in Gotham and often called him for assistance. Gordon installed a distress signal device on the rooftop of the GCPD Headquarters. The "Batsignal" is used by the GCPD as a method of contacting and summoning Batman to their assistance in the event of a serious crisis and as a weapon of psychological intimidation to the numerous villains of Gotham City.



See also: "GCPD Images"