Police Precinct is a cooperative/semi-cooperative game where players are tasked with solving the mysterious murder of the district attorney while simultaneously working the streets – arresting criminals and helping citizens to keep the city from falling into chaos.
Players take on the role of police officers with different areas of expertise. The players work together to solve the mystery by collecting evidence and eventually arresting the suspect (with a possible chase involved). Complicating matters is that the city is alive. Other crime is happening and must be dealt with as well – various emergencies such as car accidents, robberies and assaults suddenly occur and calls for police attention, while street crime in the rough neighborhoods continue to slowly grow, if not dealt with, as well. Also, there may or may not be a corrupt officer that is being paid off by the murderer to suppress evidence, the same evidence everyone else is trying to uncover.