The Hawkins Police Station is the police station in the city of Hawkins, Indiana and the headquarters of the Hawkins Police Department. A small-scale and modest building, it houses a reception, a common room, and offices.


Police Chief Hopper started working at the police station in 1979. He has stated the worst thing to happen during his employment was "when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie's head because he thought it was a nest."[1]


Title / Rank Name Badge #
Chief of Police Jim Hopper 380
Police Officer Powell 420
Police Officer Callahan 257
Secretary Florence



The Hawkins Police shoulder patch.

The police officers wear light blue button-up shirts with the United States flag on the right shoulder and the Hawkins Police patch on the left. The Chief is distinguished in that he wears a beige shirt and pants.

Each officer wears a metallic silver badge on their left chest, with the writing "Hawkins Police" followed by the seal of Hawkins and "Officer" and their badge number written on the bottom. The chief's badge is gold and says "Chief."

Behind the scenes

The location used for the police station was 48 Pray Street in Douglasville, Georgia, where both the exterior and interior scenes were filmed.[2] [3] The address seems to have changed since 2016, and is now listed as 8485 Courthouse Square West. [4]

The police cruisers and uniforms, including the shoulder patches, are heavily influenced by the appearance of the Amity Police Department in the 1975 horror film Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg.[5]


  1. "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers"
  2. "Mapping out Georgia filming locations for Netflix's 'Stranger Things'"Gainesville Times. September 4, 2016.
  3. "Moviemaps original source
  4. "Google Maps image of location July 11, 2019.
  5. "Costume Design Tear Sheets"Things Insider. September 4, 2016.
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