Central City Police Department

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Central City Police Department
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956)
Created by Robert Kanigher
John Broome
Carmine Infantino
In-story information
Type of organization Law enforcement agency
Base(s) Central City
Agent(s) Barry Allen
Patty Spivot
David Singh

The Central City Police Department (CCPD) is a fictional police department servicing Central City, as depicted in comic books published by DC Comics, in particular those tied into the Flash books.

History of CCPD[edit]

Central City Police Department has both ally and opponent of Flash, the superhero long-established in Central City.

Darryl Frye[edit]

Darryl Frye is Captain of the Central City Police. He has seen the Crime Lab division decline over the years from the best the Mid West had to offer, to a department mired in wrongful convictions and budget cuts. Frye became the legal guardian to Barry Allen after his mother was killed and his father was put in prison.

Barry Allen[edit]

While still a senior at college, Barry helped the authorities apprehend a bank robber, and he was offered a job as a police scientist for the Central City Police Department Scientific Detection Bureau. One night during an electrical storm at the Crime Lab, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break. All of a sudden, a bolt of lightning streaked through the window, knocked him over, and smashed down certain chemicals, giving him a bath in them. This accident gave Barry his powers of Super-speed which he later went on to fight crime as the Flash.

Current roster[edit]

Name Title First Appearance Medium Note(s)
Barry Allen Crime Scene Investigator Showcase Vol 1 #4, October 1956; Pilot Flash comics; The Flash 2014 TV series Secretly the Flash
Darryl Frye Captain The Flash Vol 1 #285, May 1980 Flash comics Captain of the Central City Police Station.
David Singh Crime Lab Director Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010, May 2010; Pilot Flash comics A Crime Lab Director for the Central City Police Department, who takes Barry Allen into his lab on Captain Frye's orders.
James Forrest Crime Scene Investigator Flash: Rebirth #2, July 2009 Flash comics Forensic DNA Specialist.
Kristen Kramer Intern Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010, May 2010 Flash comics Kristen Kramer is an Intern in the Central City Crime Lab.
Patty Spivot Crime Scene Investigator 5 Star Super Hero Spectacular #1; Flash of Two Worlds Flash comics; The Flash 2014 TV series Barry Allen's girlfriend and assistant when he worked for the police department.
Joe West Police Detective Pilot The Flash 2014 TV series Barry Allen's foster father on the 2014 TV show.
Julian Albert Crime Scene Investigator Paradox The Flash 2014 TV series Barry Allen's crime lab co-worker.

Former members[edit]

Name Title First Appearance Medium Note(s)
Angela Margolin Crime Scene Investigator Flash Vol 2 #143, December 1998 Flash comics A scientist at the CCPD who occasionally helped the Flash.
Matthew Paulson Police Chief The Flash Vol 1 #273, May 1979 Flash comics Former chief of the Central City Police Department.
Frank Curtis Police Detective The Flash Vol 1 #274, June 1979 Flash comics Central City detective and colleague of Barry Allen.
Charlie Conwell Police Detective The Flash Vol 1 #197, May 1970 Flash comics Police detective and friend of Barry Allen's who was murdered. His daughter Stacy later rents a room from Barry and Iris.
August Heart Police Detective Flash Rebirth Vol 2 #1 Flash comics Central City detective turned super-villain.
Eddie Thawne Police Detective Pilot The Flash 2014 TV series Joe's partner and Iris's boyfriend in season 1 of the 2014 TV show.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Central City Police Department was featured in the 1990 television series, The Flash.
  • Central City Police Department featured in the Justice League Unlimited TV series. Wally West worked there as a Crime Scene Investigator, much like Barry Allen.
  • Referenced in Arrow In the season 2 episode "The Scientist" CSI Barry Allen of the Central City Police Department assists Starling City Police with a break-in and theft at a Queen Consolidated warehouse by Cyrus Gold. In Three Ghosts, Barry returns to Central City but gets caught in an explosion from S.T.A.R. Labs. In Blast Radius, it is mentioned that he is in coma.
  • Central City Police Department is featured in the 2014 series The Flash.

Films[edit]

  • C.C.P.D. appears in the animated film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox when Barry first wakes up at his desk to learn that the world has changed. His Captain asks him about the Elongated Killer.

Video games[edit]

  • The Central City Police Department appears in DC Universe Online. Learning that someone was tempering with his past, the Flash (Barry Allen) sends a pair of heroes to the night of the lightning strike via the Cosmic Treadmill to stop the meddlers from altering the timeline.

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