The Bikini Bottom Police Department (BBPD) is the main law enforcement entity in Bikini Bottom. This includes officers, wardens, prison guards, SWAT Team, and riot guards. Their headquarters is the Police Station. It first appears in the episode "Hall Monitor."


The Bikini Bottom Police Department has established multiple locations to base their operations, as well as places to contain offenders of the law.

Police headquarters

The station is where the cops stay and receive calls for crimes, which is seen in "Life of Crime." They have a dispatcher unit somewhere in a different building in Bikini Bottom as well.

Bikini Bottom Jail

The jail holds the regular criminals, for simple crimes such as littering, as the Tattletale Strangler had to stay for littering outside of the Krusty Krab. It holds major criminals as well, such as Plankton for trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, in which he has a pad-locked cell, which he easily breaks out of, as seen in "Krabby Road."

Inferno Island

Inferno Island is a high-security prison, located in the middle of a body of water. The only way to get there is to go to the dock-yard on a metal boat, to make sure there are no possible ways for prisoners to escape and swim to shore. The island is very harsh and the prisoners must sleep on hard beds with flat pillows.

Inferno Island is much like Alcatraz Island, a prison island from the early-to-mid 1900s that was strangely abandoned. Alcatraz was near land, had jagged rocks around it, and prisoners were transported to it by boat. The beds were hard, and there were watchtowers, much like Inferno Island.


Units, teams, and divisions


The Bikini Bottom Police Department is usually armed with one of the following weapons:

  • Electric conch shell at the End of a bamboo pole (HAZMAT Unit)
  • Baton (police force)
  • Police radio/walkie-talkie (Police Force)
  • Anchor (police force)
  • Wooden barrel (police force)
  • Harpoon gun (SWAT)



Prison/security guards

Special units



The Bikini Bottom Police Department have arrested several characters in the series. Here is the list.

Bikini Bottom jurisdictions

SpongeBob SquarePants

Patrick Star

  • "Life of Crime" - Turned himself and SpongeBob in, but was released within a few seconds due to it being Free Balloon Day, thus making the "crime" they committed invalid.
  • "The Smoking Peanut" - Arrested for throwing a peanut at Clamu, but pardoned when Mr. Krabs turned out to be the true criminal.
  • "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" - Turned himself in because he thought he was the Tattltale Strangler.
  • "Driven to Tears" - Sentenced to 90 days in jail for littering, but was pardoned when SpongeBob admitted he was the litterbug, and he was sentenced instead. He was ticketed for running three red lights.
  • "Good Ol' Whatshisname" - Arrested for an unknown reason, because he appeared in Squidward's cell.
  • "SpongeBob's Last Stand" - Arrested along with SpongeBob, for actually resisting the highway project.
  • "Restraining SpongeBob" - Not seen but was thrown in jail for violating a restraining order.
  • "Fiasco!" - Taken to jail, just not locked away.
  • "The Executive Treatment" - Arrested when he exchanged a person.
  • "Call the Cops" - Originally taken himself to jail, and then arrested and kicked out of police station for helping Plankton stealing the secret formula in evidence room, but then enters again.

Squidward Tentacles

Eugene H. Krabs

Sheldon J. Plankton

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - Arrested for enslaving the Bikini Bottomites and turning the town into Planktopolis.
  • "Goo Goo Gas" - Arrested for turning Mr. Krabs into a baby.
  • "Krabby Road" - Arrested for trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, then for breaking out of jail to steal it again but ends up getting arrested again when SpongeBob caught him.
  • "Sweet and Sour Squid" - Arrested falsely for causing a "musical disturbance."
  • "Fiasco!" - Arrested for stealing a piece of famous artwork.
  • "Jailbreak!" - Originally arrested for an unknown reason and, at the end, was arrested for escaping prison/trying to steal the formula.
  • "Call the Cops" - Arrested for trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, and also got put into jail by police because Patrick Star bailed him out and he trespassed in the evidence room.
  • "The Krusty Slammer" - Arrested for vandalizing Bikini Bottom.

Mrs. Puff

Mrs. Puff's arrests are mainly due to SpongeBob's recklessness, and ironically, Mrs. Puff herself is charged to be responsible for that.

  • "Hall Monitor" - Arrested because of the destruction of Bikini Bottom, as she said SpongeBob was her responsibility.
  • "No Free Rides" - Arrested for stealing SpongeBob's new boat, speeding, crashing into a police boat, and resisting arrest.
  • "Doing Time" - Arrested for SpongeBob's destruction.
  • "Ditchin'" - Arrested for ditching jury duty.
  • "Summer Job" - Arrested for littering.
  • "Oral Report" - Arrested due to the fact her student, SpongeBob, was out of control and was under her responsibility.
  • "Patrick-Man!" - Arrested for attempting to steal a boat. This is false because Patrick Man thought she was trying to steal the boat when she was actually trying to help the man get out of the boat, but she was charged with a felony anyway.
  • "Bumper to Bumper" - Arrested for crossing the county line, thus violating her parole.

Sandy Cheeks

Gary the Snail

  • Gary has never been arrested once, although he is taken to jail in "Fiasco!" to clear up a mess.

Squilliam Fancyson

Tattletale Strangler

  • "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" - Arrested for littering and eluding police officer, but he escaped. He later resorts to turning himself in to steer clear of SpongeBob's annoyance.

Bikini Bottomite community

  • Numerous minor reasons.

Other jurisdictions

Jewel Triplets Gang

  • Theft of Neptune's jewel of the sea.

Orin J. Ruffy

  • Embezzlement of over 75,000 bucks worth of ham sandwiches.

SpongeBob and Patrick

Incidental 150 and Incidental 151

  • Loitering (when in reality they were just playing)

Bikini Bottom prison guard

  • Throwing away a Krabby Patty (which hurts SpongeBob's feelings)

Incidental 107

  • Chewing gum too loudly

Incidental 106

  • His shoes were untied.


  • Being too old

Man Ray

  • Being a retired villain

Incidental 82

  • Being friends with Man Ray (believed to be his accomplice)
Locations (VE)


Bikini Bottom (Dead Eye GulchBikini BottomshirePlanktopolis) • EncinoRock BottomBottom's Up!Tentacle AcresNew Kelp CityBass VegasDullsvilleFar-Out-VilleAtlantisShell CityAtlantic City

Bikini Bottom Areas

Bikini AtollJellyfish FieldsGoo Lagoon (Mussel Beach) • Kelp ForestSand MountainIndustrial ParkSulfur FieldsDutchman's TriangleDavy Jones' lockerMake-Out ReefMt. BikiniMt. Bikini BottomBikini Bottom Tar PitsMount Climb-up-and-Fall-offRippers' ReefBrain Coral FieldsThe County Line

Bikini Bottom Residence

SpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseMr. Krabs and Pearl's houseSandy's treedomeMrs. Puff's houseFlying Dutchman's shipHarold and Margaret SquarePants' houseGrandma SquarePants' houseBottomite housesSquilliam's towerMrs. Tentacles' houseBetsy Krabs' houseDoodleBob's houseOld Man Jenkins' houseBlue SquarePants' houseBlackJack's houseFast mansionMs. Mildred's mansionWidow Duncan's house

Bikini Bottom Establishments

Krusty Krab (Rusty KrabKrabby O'Monday'sKrusty Krab 2) • Chum BucketMrs. Puff's Boating SchoolBarg'N-MartGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatReef CinemaShady Shoals Rest HomeMermalairSea NeedleRecreation CenterBikini Bottom Recreation CenterBikini Bottom SchoolBikini Bottom High SchoolBikini Bottom UniversityBikini Bottom MallBikini Bottom Post OfficeBank of Bikini Bottom BankBikini Bottom MintBikini Bottom JailBikini Bottom Police DepartmentPolice StationBikini Bottom Fire DepartmentBikini Bottom HospitalBikini Bottom AirportBikini Bottom LibraryBikini Bottom SupermarketBikini Bottom BakeryBikini Bottom MoversFirst Nautical BankBankCourt HouseBikini RealtyHotelLarry's GymGymThe DumpPoseidon Elementary SchoolAdult Learning CenterFlower archBikini Bottom Zoo (Oyster Stadium) • Bikini Bottom MuseumBikini Bottom Museum of BoatingHook MuseumFry Cook MuseumGrab-it MartDinerJuice BarFancy!KelpshakeFlabby Patty ShackSea Chicken ShackRusty's Rib EyeStinky BurgersCemeteryFloater's CemeteryKRUMGlove World!Glove UniverseCoral CarnivalValentine's Day CarnivalFun ArcadeBikini Bottom ArcadeToy BarrelIce CreamIce CreamBunny BunsThe Wash!Sizzling Spring SaunaSunny Shore ResortsSuper Mega Mall WorldBikini Bottom Outskirts Outlet Mega-MallBassCar Baytona 400Palace of PranksMagic ShopNear Mint Comic BooksBigshot RecordsAngry Jack's Shell EmporiumJewelry StoreFlower ShopNoses 'n ThingsTom's TooleryHatsWigs & HairpiecesSeashell ParkSnail ParkFish Hooks ParkFast Food ColiseumMedieval MomentsThe Main DrainTough TavernThe Salty SpitoonWeenie Hut Jr'sSuper Weenie Hut Jr'sWeenie Hut GeneralBikini Bottom Pillow FoundryMattress DiscountMattresses & Then SomeRest HomeGrandma's Tea HouseOld Man Jenkins' barnShelly SuperhighwayKing Neptune's castle

Non-Bikini Bottom Locations

TexasMoonPoseidomeKarate IslandInferno IslandSun-N-Fun IslandBikini Bottom TriangleGranny's houseTea ParlorNowhereGreat Barrier ReefCharted Caverns of LemuriaThe Remote IslandKahmamoku CoveSandy's islandIsland in the SkyServis StashunThug TugIce CreamThe TrenchWinchell ApartmentsVats of Acid "R" UsPatchy's houseDon's Import Store & DelicatessenThe Poop DeckNickelodeon Animation StudioNowhereDoodle DimensionFly of DespairHorned Forest

Video game locations

Goo Lagoon PierRock Bottom museumTrench of Advanced DarknessKelp SwampKelp CavesFlying Dutchman's graveyardUptown Bikini BottomRay's Organic Tanning SalonWSEA TVRusty AnchorMarlin's caveSardine's SundriesOxygen SpringsWaverly HillsCowfish Craig's shackSublime SeafoodsNeptune's ParadiseSand StadiumTentacle Acres Cocoa ShopShipwreck ReefConstruction siteChum WorldMount TritonMuSeed ShopSpice ShackTreat ShopThe Center of the EarthSix Clams Adventure LandFin LockerHotel Deep Six

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