You’re out of moves, Nick. Enjoy prison.

Rosalind Dyer

The mindset that bad behavior is okay as long as it produces justice is a cancer and is long past time we treat it as such.

Sgt. Grey

If I can’t handle talking to Rosalind while she’s in a cage, I shouldn’t be a cop.


To be clear, receiving a Letter of Reprimand as a rookie is almost certain to keep you from advancing in the department. So any hopes of joining a specialized unit or making detective should be abandoned. Given those constraints, you’ll have to decide if the life of a patrol officer is good enough for you.

Sgt. Grey

Nolan: I am really sorry.
Harper: And I am really looking forward to yelling at you when we are on the other side of this.

Nolan: The truth is on my side.
Wesley: And you think that means something? If you were any other defendant…
Nolan: What?
Wesley: Never mind.
Nolan: No, I want to know. If I was any other defendant, what?
Wesley: You are a white man, a cop. You have already been treated with a level of deference my other clients would never get. If you were black or brown the police would have created exigent circumstances and kicked the door in, shot you if they thought you reacted aggressively. Arrested you if you surrendered, confident that the DA would bully you into a plea deal.

Harper: Please tell me you at least taped the conversation.
Nolan: Yeah, that would have been smart.

This office is the only investigative unit required by the California Constitution. Do you know why? Because police officers are infused with the power of the state. The power to take a life in pursuit of justice. Power that is all too easily abused and yet at every turn cops like you look at us like the enemy, the Rat Squad. How the hell do you expect me to root out problem cops when I’m sabotaged at every turn?

Commander West

Wesley: Is everything all right?
Angela: No, everything is a dumpster fire. Two cops are dead and I’m here to get a warrant on a friend of mine.
Wesley: Is there anything else bothering you?

Jackson: You said that Nolan came to your house to kill you.
Armstrong: Yeah.
Jackson: But first he told you about a bunch of evidence hidden at his place. Why would he waste time doing that?
Armstrong: Nolan’s a talker. You know him.
Jackson: Yeah, I do, but he’s not a boaster and he’s definitely not stupid.

You are without a doubt the biggest pain in my ass I’ve suffered in 25 years on the job.

Sgt. Grey

At the end of the day we only think we know other people. I learned that the hard way.


The Rookie Quotes

I love Rookie Day. It’s Christmas and the Purge in one.

Officer Bradford

Stacy: Happy Divorce Day!
John: That’s not a thing.
Stacy: It should be. When mine went through I took the boys to Disneyland.
John: I’m not really feeling the Matterhorn.
Stacy: Try and look at this as an opportunity.
John: Right now I’m just trying to remember to wear pants.