|Occupation||Unemployed; Police Officer (formerly)|
|Debut Episode/Fic||"Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"|
Officer Barbrady is a character in South Park. During the show's first few seasons, he was the only policeman in town, incompetent and often incapable of solving the crimes he is charged to investigate. Despite this, he actually did play a role keeping the peace in South Park.
As the show progressed, he was eventually superseded by a fully-staffed Police Force, with long stretches between appearances, and he was retired from the show following the nineteenth season, during which he was fired in "Naughty Ninjas".
Please visit his article on the South Park Archives for more information.
Officer Barbrady wears a traditional blue police officer's uniform, and black sunshades. He appears to be slightly overweight. Barbrady is likely near deaf; he wears a hearing aid and speaks in a loud, expressionless manner.
Officer Barbrady generally acts like a bumbling oaf. He is simple minded and rather dull-witted, but despite this, he is kind and gentle, and always tries to do what's right.
Role in Fandom
As one of the show's most iconic adult characters, Officer Barbrady maintains a small but stable presence in popular fanon, particularly through dialogue references. Though many typical fics featuring the kids as teenagers will feature generic police characters, if a named officer is needed, Barbrady is the only canon character typically used. He is also often featured in works set during the boys' fourth grade years.
Throughout the fandom, he is generally preferred in fandom use over Detective Yates, who has become the show's main police character in recent years.
He is often shipped with Mayor McDaniels, whom he is often seen with in early episodes, particularly due to Barbrady's references to an unseen wife in early episodes.