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"He's not real. He's an urban legend concocted by the Gotham police department to scare criminals."
Oliver Queen[src]

The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is the police department of Gotham City.


The Gotham City Police Department was founded in 1820.

In December 2018, when Barry Allen (in Oliver Queen's reality) picked a fight with men claiming to be from the Gotham Tourism Bureau who tried to mug them at, nearby GCPD officers drove to the scene. Realizing that they were arresting the former vigilante of Star City, the officers took extra precaution by calling in a S.W.A.T. team. Barry (Oliver) eventually surrendered and let himself be arrested, along with Oliver and Kara. Later that night, a police officer stationed at the department informed the three of their bail, which was paid by Kate Kane.[1]

After Catherine Hamilton-Kane's death, the GCPD received a call that informed them that Jacob Kane was in the parking lot of the Orpheum Theatre and went there in order to arrest him for Catherine's murder.[2]

Known members

Current members

Former members



Season 7

Season 8


Season 1

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, the Gotham City Police Department is the municipal police force of Gotham City with commissioner Jim Gordon directing its operations.
  • When the police officers were arresting Barry, Kara, and Oliver, an officer tried to call in a S.W.A.T. team at Nolan and Burton.[1] This is a reference to Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton, filmmakers who created their own cinematic interpretations of Batman.