Gotch Plaza Police Department

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Gotch Plaza Police Department
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Gotch Plaza Police Department

South Blythville [27,76]

Isgar Towers Club Penfold Somerside Plaza
Folaquier Place Gotch Plaza Police Department Marven Mall
Gibb Road wasteland Marven Mall

Basic Info:

  • Police Stations can be barricaded normally.

General Information

Gotch Plaza Police Department is one of three police stations serving South Blythville. Notable for its modern construction and spired roof, it sustained fire damage in the early stages of the Quarantine. This resulted in its temporary abandonment, but later on it served several times as the headquarters of District 1 of the South-Western Division of the Malton Police Department. However, a policy of Distributed Defense means that the station is not permanently manned.

Due to its proximity to Marven Mall, this building is barricaded as heavily as circumstances will allow. As a result, accessibility to less agile members of the public cannot be guaranteed. Any such person seeking access to a police station is referred to Lovelock Plaza Police Department, situated two blocks to the west.

History

Gotch Plaza police station
Due to the expansion of southwestern Malton following the second world war, the police station at Lovelock Plaza was no longer adequate to the MPD's requirements. Accordingly, a larger and more modern police station was constructed at Gotch Plaza during the 1950s. It included space for vehicle storage and maintenance, a feature notably lacking in the late 19th-century Lovelock Plaza building.

The station's location would later make it extremely well placed for the purpose of providing policing to Marven Mall, as well as the various pubs and nightclubs which sprang up in the immediate vicinity.

Gotch Plaza was extensively renovated during the 1990s, and its exterior painted a light shade to give it a less grim appearance. New furnishings were installed on the interior, as well as the infrastucture necessary to properly equip the station with the information technology, notably a computer network, that the task of policing in the 21st century would require.

Barricade Policy

  • According to the South Blythville Barricade Plan this building should be barricaded no more than VSB++, because is an entry point to the Marven Mall.
  • Gotch Plaza serves primarily as a perimeter strongpoint for Marven Mall, as it does not suffer from the lack of internal defensibility as its larger neighbor. As a result of the mall's proximity, the station's function as a resource point is secondary. Due to intense zombie activity, the station is exempted from the Uniform Barricading Policy, but is to be barricaded only to Very Strong when little or no zombie activity is present. When Zombie Presence is strong it is to be barricaded as heavily as possible. A fire occurred during the early stages of the Outbreak, destroying the vehicles and equipment housed in the station's garage, and rendering this section of the station unusable for its intended purpose. The burnt-out patrol cars now form part of a barricade across the garage entrance.

News and Status

June 16th, 2013 - Nobody inside. VSB. No lights. --RoyKirk 18:10, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

December 9, 2010 Inside Gotch Plaza Police Dept. The building has been extremely heavily barricaded. Also here are Charlie99993, DjangoZero, fog the magicman, Willym, John Foxx, Luke the Spook, onipar, Jimmy Pekar, Gummy LeBeau, Violet Tharratt and Mortimer Wyrdwick. A portable generator has been set up here. It is running. Somebody has spraypainted warrior1, pking away onto a wall.--Greek Buck 14:26, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

October 15, 2009 Currently powered, with a small group of survivors hiding out, the barrier is at EHB, most likely due to the large zed population in the adjacent mall. There is currently no zed activity, but access is limited to Free Runners from inside the zed filled mall.-Lost Scorpio (Scout)

February 15, 2009 Zero Echelon to HQ, reporting from Isgar T..*static*..s. The Mall, Churc..*static*.. NT Buildings. Cine...*static*..the Police Buildi..*static* ...toasted. We're being overwhel..*static*..ndreds of zeds besieging the to..*static*.. heavy civilian casualties. This is ridiculous..*static*.. Requesting air support for civil..*static*..evacuation asap! --Riwjin 07:21, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

September 18, 2008 Can anyone here me, this trainee Miker. This is being broadcast on 28.06 MHz. We have 16 Officers and Civilians barricaded in here, it is holding at VSB with very little zombie activity. We have plenty of ammunition and supplies, this is a save spot for all survivors. Over. --Miker 02:34, 19 September 2008 (BST)

July 17, 2008 The building has been ruined by MOB and many ferals. 30 zombie squatters are inside. --FLZombie 04:51, 17 July 2008 (BST)

June 3, 2008 The place is operational, over fifty survivors sitting around. This place (warning, opinion ahead) may be threatened by the 21 zombies in the hazeldine building.--Pistolieer 22:54, 3 July 2008 (BST)

April 17, 2008-4:31 PM (EST)

One of the last survivor havens still safe in South Blythville. At least 50 survivors inside, and several zeds outside. Not a full seige, but it may soon become one unless we force the zeds out of South Blythville. --John Kingston, 20:31 (GMT)

April 6, 2008-12:00 PM Houston, we have a zed sleeping in the building. Otherwise safe to use.--Pistolieer 18:00, 6 April 2008 (BST)

April 2, 2008-4:12PM Police station somewhat safe as I went by. Only 6 zeds standing around. I don't know about the'cades, but they seem to be holding.--Pistolieer 22:16, 2 April 2008 (BST)

March 29, 2008 - 7:00PM The police station is under siege. Last visit there was 21 zombies outside. Barricades still holding. Still a good access point for the mall. -- ZombieKiller202

March 05, 2008 - 6:52PM (EST) Gotch Plaza PD has fallen, last of the survivors have fled. I . . . mm . . . static - Gotch Police Dept. Defender

March 05, 2008 - 6:27 (EST) The barricades have fallen, 52 zombies inside, remaining survivors either fled or sleeping. Defenders of the mall sitting idly by, huddled in NW corner. 170 survivors sit idly by in NW corner, directly next to the station, watching it's defenses fall. Poor fools...they will do their damndest to lead Marven Mall like lambs to the slaughter. And yet, I stay, in certain death, with the battle cry; Ils ne passeront pas! They shall not pass! The defenses of Monroeville Mall must be rallied, presently, if we wish to have hope. -Robert Hays, Marven Mall occupant

March 05, 2008 - 3:00 (EST) Gotch Police Dept is in trouble. The barricades are not holding, there are frequent break ins. A mass of at least 130 zeds are outside. As the survivors in Gotch fight, the ones in Marven mall stand idly by, watching, but not willing to send assistance. If they continue so, Marven mall would be surrounded & it will undoubtedly fall. Cowards. . . -- Gotch Police Dept Defender

March 05, 2008 27.99 MHz: "Gotch seems clear of Zs at the moment. Looking for more ammo" -Radio Broadcast, 5/5/08 1:30PM eastern time We are still surrounded by Zack, hundreds of them...they're pounding at the doors. We need help...oh god they're coming in again. *gunshots* requesting all available aid...we may have to fall back *static* we can't afford to lose this *static* we...need...assistance. *static*

March 05, 2008

The building is currently surrounded, but with barricades still up. The adjacent building, Club Penfold, is lost. Reinforce Gotch Police Dept building immediately. . . - Unknown Rescue Squad

March 04, 2008

20+ zombies outside, seige has started on Marven Mall. Survivors are holding on. Help is needed! We need - *static*

december 21st. '07

PD has been over barricaded to heavy, there appears to be no sign of needing to do this, only a slight zombie activity in the surronding area (one or 2 zeds dotted around)


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