Bentley: Sly! Come in! Sly! Do you read me?
Sly: Yeah. I read you. Loud and... very loud.
― At the start of the job[src]

"Police Headquarters" is the prologue episode of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. It was also the first job in the Sly Cooper series.


The mission took place one night in Paris, France. It was 4:20 in the morning as Sly Cooper snuck across some rooftops to get into position on the roof of Police Headquarters. His task was to break into the station and steal a secret police file from Inspector Carmelita Fox's office, with the help of his friends Bentley and Murray. The file was very important to Sly, as it contained information on himself and a villainous organization known as the Fiendish Five.

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Sly sneaking around the water tower

Once Sly was in position, Bentley appeared on his binocucom, expressing his nervousness about breaking into the station, but Sly soothed him with the reminder that he is the thief here. With the station's security system fully scoped, Bentley directed Sly to an air vent that would lead him inside. Shortly before the briefing was over, Murray also appeared on the line to remind Sly that he was behind the wheel and would be prepared to take off when Sly was ready. As Sly approached the small water tower on the roof, he noticed some interesting blue sparkles along the ledge. Having already read about them, Bentley explained that master raccoon thieves are able to sense thieving opportunities, which manifest themselves as blue stealth auras, sparkles that would allow Sly to perform sneaky moves, such as sneaking around ledges. Upon reaching the vent, he busted through it and made his way inside.

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Sly standing outside a window in the station

Once in, Sly came across a vertical shaft littered with yellow criss-crossed lasers. After carefully jumping down the shaft and disabling the siren, he entered the hallways. He had to search for a red door, as Carmelita's office was supposedly located behind it. Since he was unable to just enter through the door, Sly snuck around to an open window. Once inside, he approached the vault, which contained the important file he was looking for all these years. After cracking the vault and taking the file, he left behind a calling card, and Murray informed him that they were waiting in the getaway van in the parking lot.

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Carmelita's first appearance in the series

As Sly prepared to make his way down through the fire escape, he was caught red-handed by Carmelita, who leaped onto a nearby rooftop. Sly took this opportunity to reminiscence on their previous encounter in Bombay, where Sly stole the Fire Stone of India and was going to give it to her as a present. He then commented on how her shock pistol brought out the color of her eyes, but Carmelita warned him how dangerous her weapon was and suggested he surrender or end up paralyzed. Once the bantering between the two ended, Sly proceeded down the fire escape, with Carmelita firing at him and destroying the entire structure in the process. Sly then rushed through the parking lot to reach the Cooper Van. Once Sly made it inside, the gang drove off, with Carmelita angrily shouting out to Sly that he cannot escape her.


Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Intro - Secret Origins

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Intro - Secret Origins

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