Chen: I still can’t believe karaoke bars are covers for brothels.
Bradford: Everywhere is a cover for a brothel.
Chen: That’s depressing.

Cops make the best criminals.


You are only going to hear me say this once. Emmett’s a fireman, they’re idiots. They mean well, and Emmett, he’s a not bad firemen. Don’t write him off.


I just need to get through the next 30 days and then I will be free. No more mind games. No more Tim tests. No more chewing me out in public.


The end of the race is always the hardest. The push is to remind you not to celebrate before you cross the finish line.


Nolan: I’m looking for some sage advice here.
Nick: If you haven’t noticed my personal life’s a dumpster fire. All I can say is, I’m rooting for you two.

Rookies aren’t used to the adrenaline, they get amped up. It’s lights and sirens syndrome.


Harper: Did you really just say the Q word in my shop?
Nolan: What, quiet?
Harper: Ah, ah, ah, stop! You do not under any circumstance ever use the Q word while on duty. That is like saying Macbeth in theater or talking about a no-hitter in the dugout.
Nolan: Okay, I had no idea you were superstitious.
Harper: That is not superstitious, that’s fact.
Nolan: Where are you going?
Harper: I’m going to get the trauma plate for my vest because I have a feeling I'm going to need it.

Nolan: Hey, are you scared?
Harper: You want the truth?
Nolan: No.
Harper: Not scared at all.

You would be the John Nolan of the NYPD.


I’m not a tough guy, I’m a cockroach. I’ll do whatever it takes to come out on top.


Lopez: Grey just wants me to play nice but how I act isn’t going to matter to a geek who only looks at numbers. I have to convince him that there’s data he’s not factoring into his algorithm.
West: And if he gets caught in the crossfire?
Lopez: Problem solved.

The Rookie Quotes

Lucy, your father and I will always love you, but you are risking your life on a thankless job, and we can not be supportive of it any longer.

Vanessa Chen

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

Officer Bradford