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|location = [[Raccoon City]], USA
 
|location = [[Raccoon City]], USA
|established = Late-1980s<ref name="marvmemo">''Resident Evil Outbreak File #2'', [[Marvin's memo]] (file).</ref>
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|events = [[Raccoon City Destruction Incident]]
 
|events = [[Raccoon City Destruction Incident]]
 
|status = Destroyed (October 1st, 1998)
 
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{{For|other uses|Raccoon City Police Department (disambiguation)}}
 
{{For|other uses|Raccoon City Police Department (disambiguation)}}
The '''Raccoon City Police Station''' was the headquarters of the [[Raccoon City Police Department]], a municipal police force in and around [[Raccoon City]]. This building was located on [[Ennerdale Street]] in central [[Raccoon City]].
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The '''Raccoon City Police Station''' was the headquarters of the [[Raccoon City Police Department]], a municipal police force in and around [[Raccoon City]]. This building was located on [[Ennerdale Street]] in Downtown [[Raccoon City]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
The Raccoon Police Station was established in 1969, when the newly-formed Raccoon City Police Department purchased a former art museum in Downtown Raccoon City.
 
The Raccoon Police Station was established in 1969, when the newly-formed Raccoon City Police Department purchased a former art museum in Downtown Raccoon City.
   
During the "[[Bright Raccoon 21]]" project launched in the early-1990s, the precinct received funding from various local companies, such as the [[Umbrella Corporation]], allowing the establishment of a broad array of specialized services, including K9, [[Raccoon SWAT|SWAT]], and bomb disposal. From 1996-1998, counter-terrorism, bomb disposal, and anti-organized crime services were represented by the [[Special Tactics and Rescue Service]] (S.T.A.R.S.), a military-style law enforcement unit.<ref name="insidebio1415">''[[Inside of BIO-HAZARD]]'', "S.T.A.R.S. Organizational Outline" (p.14-15).</ref>
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=== Raccoon City Destruction Incident ===
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When the t-Virus contaminated the drinking water in September 1998, tens of thousands transformed into Zombies within hours, and the police were called into duty, with many rallying at the station to defend it. In the early hours, the police station took in many civilians as refugees, including Sherry Birkin. On 25 September, Chief Irons ordered for the police station's weapons locker to be emptied and weapons and ammunition scattered throughout. Due to these orders, police took casualties in the fighting against Zombie intruders due to ammunition shortages.<ref name="oprep1">''Resident Evil 2'', [[Operation report 1]] (file).</ref> On 26 September dozens of officers, including SWAT, were sent out of the station altogether to engage the Zombies head-on, and were massacred as a result. Those left inside endured further attacks on the station on the 27th, and faced Lickers, mutations of the Zombies they failed to kill.<ref name="oprep1" />[[File:005.jpg|thumb|left|220x220px|During the outbreak, Ennerdale Street was heavily barricaded.]]
   
===Raccoon City Outbreak===
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On 28 September, the police officers were attacked in their [[operations conference room]] and took serious casualties, including David Ford who may have been their senior. The survivors began drawing up plans to escape through the sewers,<ref>''Resident Evil 2'', [[Operation report 2]] (file).</ref> and Lieutenant Marvin Branagh helped Rita Philips escape through a secret tunnel in a plan to call over a rescue van; when Harry did arrive however, the station had been attacked again and Branagh was too injured to join them.<ref name="desperate">''Resident Evil Outbreak File #2'', [[Desperate times]] scenario.</ref> Later that day, former S.T.A.R.S. officers Jill Valentine and Brad Vickers attempted to find shelter in the station, but were attacked by the Nemesis-T Type, a B.O.W. sent by Umbrella Europe to kill them.<ref>''Resident Evil 3'', Nemesis Kills Brad (cutscene).</ref>
On the 25th, Irons had made the decision to scatter the precinct's weapons and ammunition to various locations, claiming it was an effort to prevent their seizure as a result of the riots within the city. When the precinct came under attack the following day, the officers were unable to properly ward off the [[Zombie|infected]] as a result.<ref name="oprep1">''Resident Evil 2'', [[Operation report 1]] (file).</ref>
 
   
On the 27th, the infected began to attack the precinct and overcome the remaining officers and civilians seeking refuge. [[Licker]]s are spotted inside of the precinct.<ref name="oprep1"/>[[File:005.jpg|thumb|left|220x220px|During the outbreak, Ennerdale Street was heavily barricaded.]]On the 28th, the remaining officers continue to look for an escape route, losing Officer [[David Ford]] after a battle in the [[operations conference room]]. Officer [[Elliot Edward]] leads the remaining survivors to a potential escape route.<ref>''Resident Evil 2'', [[Operation report 2]] (file).</ref> Officer [[Jill Valentine]] returns to the precinct while being pursued by [[Nemesis-T Type]], before continuing back into the city. Officer [[Brad Vickers]] is killed by Nemesis outside of the main entrance.<ref>''Resident Evil 3'', Nemesis Kills Brad (cutscene).</ref> Sometime before these events, Officers [[Marvin Branagh]] and [[Rita]] lead an escape operation for the survivors in the precinct. Marvin stays behind to distract the infected from interfering with the escape.<ref name="desperate">''Resident Evil Outbreak File #2'', [[Desperate times]] scenario.</ref>
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By 29 September, the only personnel left were Chief Irons; Lieutenant Branagh, and Elliot Edward. Sherry Birkin and Ben Bertolucci were left as the sole remaining civilians, the former due to her small size allowing her to use ducts, and the latter due to being sealed in a prison cell. That night, RPD rookie Leon S. Kennedy; civilian Claire Redfield, and spy Ada Wong entered the police station for their own reasons, and witnessed the deaths of the last police officers.
On the 29th, survivors [[Leon Scott Kennedy]] and [[Claire Redfield]] flee to the precinct to escape the city streets. The duo are relentlessly pursued by the [[Tyrant (T-103 Model)]] before escaping to the sewers with [[Ada Wong]] and [[Sherry Birkin]]. The last of the surviving officers within the precinct die.<ref>''Resident Evil 2'' plot.</ref> Sometime after, a group of other survivors, including [[George Hamilton]], take refuge in the [[underground parking garage]].<ref>''Resident Evil Outbreak'', [[Decisions, Decisions]] opening (cutscene).</ref>
 
   
On the 30th, [[HUNK]] obtained a sample of the [[G-Virus]] and rendezvoused with a chopper on the rooftop.<ref>''Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles'', [[Fourth Survivor 1 opening]] (cutscene).</ref>
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On 30 September, USS agent HUNK entered the police station to rendezvous with a helicopter on the rooftop. At this point the station had been taken over by Plant 43.<ref>''Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles'', [[Fourth Survivor 1 opening]] (cutscene).</ref> 1 On October, the precinct was decimated along with the rest of the city due to the [[Sterilization Operation]] enacted by the US government.
 
On October 1, 1998, the precinct was decimated along with the rest of the city due to the [[Sterilization Operation]] enacted by the US government.
 
 
===Legacy===
 
In 2012, a recreation of Raccoon City surfaced, including the precinct, as it appeared prior to destruction. The location was used as an experiment for mercenaries associated with rivaling pharmaceutical companies.<ref>''[[Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps]]'', [[Where it All Began]] scenario.</ref>
 
   
 
==Architecture==
 
==Architecture==

Revision as of 10:23, July 22, 2018

Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)

The Raccoon City Police Station was the headquarters of the Raccoon City Police Department, a municipal police force in and around Raccoon City. This building was located on Ennerdale Street in Downtown Raccoon City.

History

The Raccoon Police Station was established in 1969, when the newly-formed Raccoon City Police Department purchased a former art museum in Downtown Raccoon City.

Raccoon City Destruction Incident

When the t-Virus contaminated the drinking water in September 1998, tens of thousands transformed into Zombies within hours, and the police were called into duty, with many rallying at the station to defend it. In the early hours, the police station took in many civilians as refugees, including Sherry Birkin. On 25 September, Chief Irons ordered for the police station's weapons locker to be emptied and weapons and ammunition scattered throughout. Due to these orders, police took casualties in the fighting against Zombie intruders due to ammunition shortages.[1] On 26 September dozens of officers, including SWAT, were sent out of the station altogether to engage the Zombies head-on, and were massacred as a result. Those left inside endured further attacks on the station on the 27th, and faced Lickers, mutations of the Zombies they failed to kill.[1]
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During the outbreak, Ennerdale Street was heavily barricaded.

On 28 September, the police officers were attacked in their operations conference room and took serious casualties, including David Ford who may have been their senior. The survivors began drawing up plans to escape through the sewers,[2] and Lieutenant Marvin Branagh helped Rita Philips escape through a secret tunnel in a plan to call over a rescue van; when Harry did arrive however, the station had been attacked again and Branagh was too injured to join them.[3] Later that day, former S.T.A.R.S. officers Jill Valentine and Brad Vickers attempted to find shelter in the station, but were attacked by the Nemesis-T Type, a B.O.W. sent by Umbrella Europe to kill them.[4]

By 29 September, the only personnel left were Chief Irons; Lieutenant Branagh, and Elliot Edward. Sherry Birkin and Ben Bertolucci were left as the sole remaining civilians, the former due to her small size allowing her to use ducts, and the latter due to being sealed in a prison cell. That night, RPD rookie Leon S. Kennedy; civilian Claire Redfield, and spy Ada Wong entered the police station for their own reasons, and witnessed the deaths of the last police officers.

On 30 September, USS agent HUNK entered the police station to rendezvous with a helicopter on the rooftop. At this point the station had been taken over by Plant 43.[5] 1 On October, the precinct was decimated along with the rest of the city due to the Sterilization Operation enacted by the US government.

Architecture

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The main hall.

Originally, the building was an art museum in central Raccoon City. In the late-1980s, the museum went out of business and the building went on the market. It was bought by the department due to its convenient location and ample parking, and was then converted into the precinct. The building underwent various changes during renovations, while other areas of the building (such as the old air ducts) were left intact.[6]

The building itself is highly decorated with different art pieces. Some of these pieces, such as the statue in the main hall, are remnants left behind from the museum.[6] In addition, a number of expensive art pieces were further added after the renovation, purchased by Chief Irons.[7]

The building is three stories tall and includes a clock tower and basement. The main entrance of the precinct faces Ennerdale Street, one of the city's primary thoroughfares. The back entrance facing Flower Street serves as the entrance to the building's underground parking.

There are a number of similarities between the precinct and Umbrella's Spencer Mansion, most notably the use of intricate keys and locks as well several puzzles, effectively transforming the building into a large maze.

Further notes

  • Attempting to overlay the gameplay maps of the building with the building's exterior model reveals a lot of unused space.
  • In the Main Hall, the door leading to the Information Office is at the top of a ramp and the door to the Waiting Room 1F is at the bottom of the ramp.  Passing between the Information Office and the Waiting Room 1F by alternate routes does not indicate any difference in height between the two rooms.
  • During its numerous displays through the series, it received several different designs.

Gallery

Further notes

  • The police station's origin was retconned for the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2. Before this retcon, the RPD purchased the art museum in the late 1980s.[6]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil 2, Operation report 1 (file).
  2. Resident Evil 2, Operation report 2 (file).
  3. Resident Evil Outbreak File #2, Desperate times scenario.
  4. Resident Evil 3, Nemesis Kills Brad (cutscene).
  5. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Fourth Survivor 1 opening (cutscene).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Resident Evil Outbreak File #2, Marvin's memo (file).
  7. Resident Evil 2, Secretary's diary A (file).
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