Akaky Akakievich tries to get the District Police Superintendent to investigate the case of his stolen overcoat, but fails—indeed, the Superintendent treats Akaky more like a guilty suspect than the victim of a crime. It is implied that the Superintendent and his subordinate police officers only work on cases that will boost their reputation in the eyes of their superiors.
The District Police Superintendent Character Timeline in The Overcoat
The timeline below shows where the character The District Police Superintendent appears in The Overcoat. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.