|Empire Bay Police Department|
|Fronts||Empire Bay Police Department Headquarters |
Various Police Stations
|Members||Det. Tony Rossi |
Captain Gordon Hawkshaw
Captain Joshua Anderson
Police Chief Grady
- For law enforcement in general, see Police.
- For the Lost Heaven equivalent, see Lost Heaven Police Department.
The Empire Bay Police Department or the EBPD is responsible for law enforcement and investigation within the city of Empire Bay. Included in the EBPD is also the Empire Bay SWAT Team, which deals with situations that call for a higher need of weaponry expertise, negotiation, or other special force skills.
In Mafia II, the EBPD is at most times your enemy. In game play footage and interviews from E3 2008, it showed that you can bribe police officers to look the other way, or show fake papers such as a gun license, but the latter was taken out of the game. There is also the classic run from the police and hide, or you can change your clothes or license plates on your car.
The game will use a system of 1 to 4 stars to indicate the gravity of the crime committed or the amount of police force pursuing the player. Losing the police during a 1 star pursuit will grant the player freedom from police until another crime is committed. After a 2 star or higher level pursuit the player may have to change cars, license plates, or clothes or else the police might recognize him and restart the pursuit. The Police will respond to robberies and killings. If a person is killed in a business, the building will be cordoned with police tape.
Unlike its predecessor, the police will ticket other drivers for violations. They will also try to arrest enemy henchmen if their guns are out. This way police can be used to help fight your battles for you provided you have your weapon holstered- however henchmen always resist arrest and police are usually short-lived.
When killing a policeman with a weapon you will become wanted regardless if you were seen doing so or not.
This is the equipment of the EBPD:
- Remington Model 870 Field gun
- Smith and Wesson Model 12 Revolver
- M1A1 Thompson
- Thompson 1928 (SWAT only)
- A Culver Empire Police Special in the 1940s segment.
- A Smith Custom 200 Police Special in the 1950s segment.
- A Culver Empire Detective Special only in a cutscene.
- Police Bus
Notable members of the EBPD
Chief of Police
- Police Chief Grady
- Captain Gordon Hawkshaw
- Captain Joshua Anderson
- One Star: Police will respond by either giving a ticket, I.D. check, or a warning to the criminal(s).
- Two Stars: Police will give high speed pursuit in attempt to arrest the criminal(s); back-up units are more likely to pursue also.
- Three Stars: Shoot to kill, and may also set up roadblocks with or without spike strips.
- Four Stars: Police will do whatever it takes to stop culprit(s): automatic weapons, M1A1 Thompson, roadblocks, and any previous method.
- May also put out an APB, or All Points Bulletin, on you or the vehicle you were driving or are currently driving.