Leon was originally assigned to the Raccoon City Police Department, which was led by Chief of Police Brian Irons. Although S.T.A.R.S. is the most well known team in the department, another elite team known as Raccoon S.W.A.T. was created after S.T.A.R.S. was disbanded following the mansion incident. However, they were powerless to stop the biohazard outbreak, which happened on an unprecedented scale, and were completely wiped out.
This is an image of the R.P.D. building around the time of RE2. With its grandiose main hall and stone statues, the building is much more extravagant than a normal police station.