Outfitted with radars, radio broadcast systems and search lights, the dirigibles assist in suspect pursuits and car chases by providing an eye in the sky to help direct police forces during the chase.
The GCPD blimp reads:
ATTENTION CITIZENS OF GOTHAM... USE CAUTION TRAVELLING IN THE EAST END DUE TO FEAR GAS ATTACK... EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS IN AND NEAR AMUSEMENT MILE... POSSESSION OF VENOM NOW CARRIES 3-YEAR MINIMUM PENALTY... GCPD IS NOW RECRUITING, APPLY AT YOUR NEAREST GOTHAM POLICE STATION... BREAKING NEWS: THE MAD HATTER PICKS ARKHAM LOCKS WITH HATPIN... CARMINE FALCONE FOUND INNOCENT IN RECENT RACKETEERING TRIAL... WAYNETECH ANNOUNCES NEW EXOBYTE BREAKTHROUGHS...
It then repeats this.
- The GCPD blimp can be seen flying above the East End district of Gotham City.
- A summonable miniature version of the GCPD Blimp, the Toy Blimp, can be purchased in the marketplace for 600 Station Cash.
- The GCPD blimp, now acquired by WayneCorp, can be seen docked to the roof of the GCPD Headquarters in the Alternate Gotham City splintered reality.
- The blimps were introduced in comic canon following the release of Batman: The Animated Series in 1992 where they were included as they fitted into the art deco style of the show.
- When uniformed police offers communicate over police band radios, there are many codes and abbreviations used to describe a situation. Codes may vary by jurisdiction, but some basics remain the same; 10-4 means "Okay", 10-20 gives a location, 10-24 means "emergency at station-all units returns", 10-108 means "officer down" or "officer needs assistance", 100 means a "hit and run", 148 is for "resisting arrest", 187 is a "homicide", 13 is for "major disaster activation", and 13, 77 CAPES means "metahuman altercation in densely populated civilian area, call for immediate evacuation".
- In the 2016 Winter event there is a base item called 'Scale Model Blimp' which is modelled after the GCPD Blimp