Bradford: Congratulations.
Chen: On what?
Bradford: On your first puppy. Every rookie adopts a puppy at some point. Someone they think they can save. Honestly, I’m surprised it took you this long.
Chen: Did you have a puppy?
Bradford: That’s not relevant here.

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

Sgt. Grey

Angela: You know I peed on that, right?
Wesley: Angela.
Angela: I’m just saying, you might want to wash your hands.

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


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

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

Rosalind Dyer

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


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.

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

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.

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?

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.