Bay City Police Department

Bay City Police Department is mentioned in Book 1, Shattered by Glass, but Garik Shayk is basically a good boy, a rule follower, a young man who observes the law as it makes sense to him, and he has yet to have a reason to actually cross the threshold of the Defenders in Blue who keep the city safe. He sees police cruisers patrolling the city, and he's aware of the aura of safety that the highly efficient police force gives Bay City, but the inner workings of the police department are abstract and mysterious things to Garik.

Garik is also peripherally aware that he sees fewer patrol cars in his area of Old Town than in the ritzier sections of the city. It's just the way the city is run.

Police Headquarters takes up the entire block bordered by Park Avenue on the east, Sixth on the north, Eisenhower on the west, and Fifth on the south. The parking garage used by the police force is just to the west, across Eisenhower, and is bordered by Sixth, Fifth, and Douglas Street. The northwest corner of the block containing the parking garage abuts the southeast corner of the oversized block where City Hall commands its view of the Corona Tower and the waterfront in the distance. Both Police Headquarters and City Hall can be reached via an underground corridor running beneath the streets by taking the garage elevator to the basement level.

Garik passes Police Headquarters when he travels to school and back on the city bus. His route to Bay City High takes him north on Maple to First, east past Sycamore to Park Avenue, and north 18 blocks to the school. It's just another city building to Garik, with sidewalks, a wide front lawn, and the police cruisers and other paraphanelia tucked against the Eisenhower side of the building or located in the parking garage across Eisenhower.

Bay City Police Department fronts on Park Avenue, and just across the street a monument to the First Responders who keep the citizens of Bay City safe, no matter the risks they must face to do so, anchors a small park with ornamental plantings and benches.

Bay City Police Department enters into our story in Book 1 of The Human-Hybrid Project, Shattered by Glass.