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Here are a list of characters that appear in NYPD's Finest.

New York City Police Department Edit

Commissioner Francis Xavier “Frank” Reagan, M.A., NYPD Edit

Main article: Frank Reagan (NYPD's Finest)

Commissioner Henry Reagan, NYPD (Ret.) Edit

Retired Commissioner of the New York City Police Department

Senior officers Edit

Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Garrett Moore, NYPD Edit

Frank Reagan’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information and de facto Chief of Staff

Chief of Department Dino Arbogast, NYPD (fired, 2014) Edit

Formerly the Chief of the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau, Dino Arbogast was promoted to Chief of Department in 2013 by Commissioner Frank Reagan after the retirement of Chief Ed Hines in 2013.  He was fired a year later after a video of him getting serviced by a call girl surfaced.

To date, the position of Chief of Department has yet to be filled, but Frank has appointed Lt. Sidney Gormley, formerly of the 54th Precinct Detective Squad, to the newly-created position of Special Assistant to the Commissioner, whose job is to liaise between the rank-and-file and 1PP.

Deputy Chief William Dodds, NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

The Commanding Officer of the NYPD Special Victims Unit, Deputy Chief Dodds oversees the Special Victims Units of all five boroughs.

Deputy Chief Daniel “Dan” Kent, NYPD Gang Division (KIA, 2015) Edit

The Commanding Officer of the NYPD Gang Division, Deputy Chief Dan Kent is a by-the-book officer with 33 years of distinguished service with the New York City Police Department, and a close personal friend of Commissioner Reagan’s.

Deputy Chief Kent was promoted to two-star Assistant Chief in 2015, but was tragically murdered along with his wife hours later while they were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

Inspector Charles Thomas “Charlie” Smith, A.A., NYPD Emergency Services Unit Edit

Main article: Charlie Smith (NYPD ESU)

Deputy Inspector Donald “Don” Cragen, NYPD (Ret. 2014) Edit

A police officer with the NYPD since 1968, Captain Cragen’s career stalled in the early 90s after taking down some corrupt senior officers.  However, he never (really) complained and served where he was asked to, including tours as Commander of the 27th Precinct (Detective Squad), an Anti-Corruption Task Force, and the Manhattan Special Victims Unit.

In 2011, while on leave, a shootout occurred in his squad room which resulted in his lead detective killing an 18-year-old girl who was retaliating against her mother’s murderer.  This resulted in a major shakeup of the entire squad – although it was decided that there wasn’t anything he could have done differently or how his presence could’ve affected the outcome of the shooting, Captain Cragen was prepared to retire alongside Det. Stabler.  Instead, Commissioner Reagan awarded him his long overdue promotion to Deputy Inspector and gave him command of the 54th Precinct in the Bronx.  Back in uniform for the first time in decades, Dep. Insp. Cragen oversees all police activity in his jurisdiction.

In 2014, Dep. Insp. Cragen left the force after 45 years as he hit the NYPD’s mandatory retirement age.  As an NYPD officer, he drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon; he also maintains ownership of his original NYPD-issued Smith & Wesson Model 36 in .38 Special.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Medal of Honor, two NYPD Combat Crosses, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, and NYPD Excellent Police Duty.

Deputy Inspector McKenna Llewellyn “Mac” Taylor, NYPD Crime Scene Unit Edit

The former supervisor of the NYPD Crime Lab, Mac Taylor was appointed Commanding Officer of the NYPD Crime Scene Unit by Commissioner Reagan.  His position as lab supervisor was inherited by his 2nd-in-Command, Sgt. Jo Danville.

Dep. Insp. Taylor was widowed on 9/11; he recently remarried to Christine Whatley.  As an NYPD officer, he drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.

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Captains Edit

Captain Alexandra “Alex” Eames, NYPD Major Case Squad Edit

The former lead detective of the NYPD Major Case Squad at 1 Police Plaza, Alex Eames was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  She later returned to the Major Case Squad as the unit’s CO with the rank of Captain.

As a captain with the New York City Police Department, Alex drives a Ford Explorer on duty and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  She is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, and NYPD Unit Citation Bar.

Captain Victoria Gates, NYPD Edit

Formerly the lead investigator for the Internal Affairs Bureau, Captain Victoria Gates took command of the NYPD 20th Precinct after the death of its former CO, Captain Roy Montgomery.

Captain Thomas “Tommy” Gregson, NYPD Edit

Commanding Officer of the 11th Precinct

Captain Raymond Jacob “Ray” Holt, NYPD Edit

Commanding Officer of the 99th Precinct in Brooklyn

Captain Roy Montgomery, NYPD (KIA, 2011) Edit

Commanding Officer of the NYPD 20th Precinct

In 2011, Capt. Montgomery gave his life killing five mercenaries led by Hal Lockwood, who had just escaped from lockup and killed two former (dirty) cops. He left behind a wife, Evelyn, and three children, Rebecca, Mary, and Evan Montgomery.

As an NYPD officer, he drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carried a Colt Detective Special in .38 Special as his duty weapon.

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Lieutenants Edit

Lieutenant Albert “Al” Burns, NYPD Homicide Edit

The Commander of the Queens North Homicide Squad stationed at the 117th Precinct, Lt. Al Burns transferred down from Syracuse as a homicide detective.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011.

As an NYPD officer, he drives a Chevrolet Impala, and carries a SIG-Sauer P226 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon. He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, and NYPD Unit Citation.

Lieutenant Dee Ann Carver, NYPD Edit

The Commander of the 54th Precinct Detective Squad

Lieutenant Sidney “Sid” Gormley, NYPD Edit

The former Supervisor of the NYPD 54th Precinct’s Detective Squad, Lt. Gormley was transferred to the Office of the Commissioner in October 2014 to serve as the Special Assistant to the Commissioner.  This made him essentially Comm. Reagan’s Chief of Department, as it is his job to liaise between the Commissioner and the rank and file officers.

In January 2015, he was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant.

Detective Lieutenant John McClane, NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (Ret. 2008) Edit

Lieutenant Ruben Morales, NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Edit

A senior officer with the NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit, Lt. Ruben Morales often worked with the Manhattan Special Victims Unit.

Lieutenant John Munch, NYPD Special Victims Unit (Ret. 2013) Edit

After 20 years with the Baltimore Police Department and 12 with the NYPD, John Munch was asked by the brass to take the lieutenant’s exam in 2011 in order to replace Captain Cragen as the Manhattan Special Victims Unit squad commander.  He passed with flying colors, and now runs SVU with paternal guidance and cynicism.

Lt. Munch retired from the force in 2013, and was made a special investigator for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. 

He has been married and divorced four times, but has no children. As an NYPD officer, he drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.

Lieutenant Declan Murphy, NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

A veteran undercover officer, Lieutenant Murphy was assigned to command the Manhattan Special Victims Unit in 2014 after the retirement of former squad commander John Munch and the completion of a two-year undercover assignment.  He has a different style of policing and management than his predecessors that Sgt. Benson and the squad are still getting used to, but he has earned his subordinates’ respect.

Lieutenant Ashok “Ash” Ramsey, M.B.A., NYPD Special Frauds Squad Edit

Born in the United Kingdom to a well-to-do family, Ashok Ramsey earned his M.B.A. from the London School of Economics before moving across the pond and joining the New York City Police Department.  He distinguished himself in matters of financial crimes, and quickly became a member of the Special Frauds Squad.  In 2013, he took the Lieutenant’s exam and was promoted to head of the Squad.

In his capacity of Commanding Officer, NYPD Special Frauds Squad, he has occasionally worked alongside Peter Burke, the head of the FBI’s White Collar Crime Unit in New York.

Lieutenant Joanna Reece, NYPD Edit

The Commander of the 11th Precinct Detective Squad. Her immediate superior is Captain Thomas Gregson, the precinct commander.

Lieutenant Edward “Ed” Tucker, NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau Edit

A senior officer with the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau

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SergeantsEdit

Sergeant Katherine Houghton “Kate” Beckett-Castle, B.S., NYPD Homicide Edit

Team Leader of the NYPD 20th Precinct’s Homicide unit, Sgt. Kate Beckett is Captain Gates’s unofficial number 2.

In 2015, Kate was approached about running for New York State Senate during the next election, an offer that she is strongly considering.

In 2014, Kate married her unofficial partner of six years (and boyfriend of over two), Richard Castle, becoming the stepmother to his college-age daughter, Alexis.  She has a degree in Criminal Justice from New York University; she spent her first semester of college as a pre-law major at Stanford, but returned to New York and changed majors after the death of her mother. As an NYPD Sergeant, Kate drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as her duty weapon.  She is a recipient of the NYPD Medal of Honor and NYPD Unit Citation Bar.

Sergeant Olivia “Liv” Benson, B.A., NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

A 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department with almost all of them in the Special Victims Unit, Olivia Benson was born on Wednesday, December 13, 1967 in New York City, the product of the rape of Serena Benson.  Serena was an English professor and an abusive alcoholic who emotionally abused Olivia (to this day, Olivia believes her mother’s alcoholism and abuse were products of her rape).  In 2000, Olivia’s mom died falling down a flight of subway stairs outside the entrance to a bar.  In 2007, using a DNA kinship analysis test, Olivia learned she had a half-brother, Simon Marsden, and that the name of her mother’s rapist was Joseph Hollister.

Olivia joined the NYPD in 1992, and was trained by Sgt. Karen Smythe at the 55th Precinct in the Bronx.  After completing her probationary period, Sgt. Smythe recommended that Olivia be transferred to the Sex Crimes Unit (later renamed the Special Victims Unit).  There, she assisted detectives with interviews with victims, sat on stakeouts of suspects, and acted as backup on arrests.  In 1998, she received her detective’s shield, and was assigned to the 16th Precinct as a Detective 3rd Grade and partnered with SVU veteran detective, Elliot Stabler.  She was promoted to Detective 2nd Grade in 2001.  In 2006, Olivia was temporarily reassigned to the Computer Crimes Unit; later that year, she did a stint undercover for the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit at the request of her friend, Special Agent Dana Lewis.

As Elliot’s partner, Olivia provided “the empathetic, passionate voice for the victims”, while he embodied “the rage against the perpetrators”.  They worked together for almost 14 years, until Elliot retired in 2011 after he kills an 18-year-old girl who shot up the SVU squad room.  During the shakeup of SVU that followed the shooting, Olivia took the NYPD Sergeant’s test and passed in the top 1 percentile (coming in 48th out of 8000 officers).  She now serves as 2nd-in-Command to Lieutenant Munch.  After Munch’s retirement in October 2013, she served as acting squad commander until the appointment of Lt. Declan Murphy, a veteran undercover officer, in April 2014.

After Elliot’s retirement, she is partnered with Det. Nick Amaro, an 8-year veteran of the force who previously worked Patrol, Narcotics, and Warrants Squads. She also works frequently with the rest of the squad, Detectives Fin Tutuola, Amanda Rollins, and Sonny Carisi. In addition, she has cultivated a friendship and strong working relationship with Det. Lindsay Messer, the lead detective of the 16th Precinct’s Evidence Collection Team, as well as Sergeant Hank Voight of the Intelligence Section of the Chicago Police Department.

In 2008, Olivia went undercover as an inmate in a women’s prison to investigate an alleged rape by a corrections officer.  While there, the corrections officer in question attacks her and attempts to force her to perform oral sex on him.  She is rescued by SVU colleague Fin Tutuola, who gets there just in time to stop the rape.  Later, Olivia helps convict the rapist by questioning his earlier victim about distinguishing features on his penis, prompting the victim to recall a mole on it, which she later explains to M.E. Melinda Warner that she had also seen.  When Warner asks if she had been raped, she replies, “It was the closest I’ve ever come.”  Since then, she has struggled off-and-on ever since with now being a victim of sexual assault herself.

In 2013, Olivia is kidnapped by serial rapist/murderer William Lewis and held for four days. Lewis makes her watch while he rapes and tortures the mother of his attorney and kills a police officer. He then beats and tortures her, and just as he is about to rape her, she breaks free, handcuffs him, and holds him at gunpoint. When he taunts her, she loses control and beats him within an inch of his life with an iron rod. She is rescued by her fellow detectives moments later.  She spent two months on mandatory leave, during which time she begins seeing a therapist to cope with the trauma.

At Lewis’s trial, he fires his attorney and chooses to represent himself. He calls Benson as a witness and accuses her of assaulting him because he rejected her sexual advances. She vehemently denies it, and lies under oath that she had used only the necessary force to subdue him. Lewis is found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a police officer, but the jury voices doubts about Benson's story and acquits him of attempted rape.

Four months into his sentence, Lewis has a (self-induced) seizure that allows him to escape from prison. He then rapes a teenaged girl, kidnaps her sister and threatens to kill her unless Benson tells the truth about her testimony. Benson holds a press conference and admits that she lied on the witness stand. When Lewis does not release the girl, Benson tracks him down and surrenders to him. With his hostage watching, Lewis at first attempts to rape Benson, but changes his mind when she refuses to show him fear; instead, he forces her to play Russian roulette with him. As a police squad closes in, Lewis taunts her one last time before committing suicide right in front of her. Subsequently, she is brought before a disciplinary committee to explain her admission and Lewis' death. Her career is threatened until her new superior officer, Lieutenant Declan Murphy, tells the committee that he instructed Benson to lie in her press conference, thus clearing her of Lewis’s death and possible perjury charges.

Despite her stellar police record, Olivia is unlucky in love.  She lost her virginity to one of her mother’s students as a teenager and was briefly engaged to him, but eventually broke it off.  In 2000, she had a one-night stand with fellow SVU Detective Brian Cassidy.  In 2008, she had a four-month relationship with Kurt Moss, a reporter with the New York Ledger.  In 2012, she had a relationship with EADA David Haden, but broke up due to a conflict of interest.  She also had short-lived relationships with US Marshal Andy Erickson, reporter Nick Ganzner, ADA Jeffrey York, and FBI Agent Dean Porter.

Olivia has twice been forced to use deadly violence in the line of duty.  In 2000, she shot and killed Roger Silver, and in 2001, she shot and killed Eric Plummer, an innocent man-turned-serial killer who had been incarcerated by Benson for a crime he didn’t commit.

Olivia has also been acquainted with the other side of the law.  As a teenager, she was arrested for assaulting her mother, who was an abusive alcoholic.  With the aid of Simone Bryce, a legal youth advocate, Olivia was sentenced to community service and her record was sealed when she turned 18.  In 2002, she and Elliot were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder after their rape case led them to the scene of a murdered federal witness and two dead US Marshals.  Both detectives vehemently denied involvement, and the charges against them were dismissed when the case was solved.  In 2009, Olivia and defense attorney Miranda Pond were jailed for contempt of court, but were sprung by Capt. Cragen.  Later that year, Olivia was framed for murdering Clyde Vandyke, the leader of a notorious biker gang.  While she was in jail, her team discovered that she had been set up by Brady Harrison, an ex-con she put away, who used a pioneering technique to combine blood with DNA to fabricate DNA, which led to her release.

As a sergeant with the New York City Police Department, Olivia drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  She is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, and NYPD Commendation or Commendation–Integrity.  She owns a black 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, but rarely drives it.  Olivia is a graduate of Sienna College.  In addition to English, Olivia speaks Spanish, French, and Italian, and is able to read the Miranda warnings in at least two other languages.

Sergeant Phillip “Phil” Cerreta, NYPD (Ret. 1994) Edit

After Max Greevey’s murder in 1991, Sgt. Phil Cerreta inherited the position of 27th Precinct Detective Squad supervisor.  He held that position for over a year before he was shot in a sting against a weapons dealer while investigating a Columbian drug cartel.  At his age, he was unable to return to full duty, and was granted a transfer to the 110th Precinct in Queens, where he finished his career as a desk sergeant.  He retired from the force in 1994 after 25 years.

As a sergeant with the New York City Police Department, Phil drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carried a Smith & Wesson Model 36 in .38 Special as his personal sidearm.  He went his entire career without firing his weapon outside of the shooting range.

Sergeant Josephine “Jo” Danville, NYPD Crime Scene Unit Edit

A former federal agent, Det. Jo Danville joined the NYPD Crime Scene Unit in 2010.  When Mac Taylor was promoted to Deputy Inspector, Jo was promoted to Sergeant and named Detective Squad supervisor of the NYPD Crime Lab.

Sergeant Maxwell “Max” Greevey, NYPD Homicide (KIA, 1991) Edit

The 27th Precinct Detective Squad supervisor, Sgt. Max Greevey was tragically murdered outside of his home in 1991 in order to prevent him from testifying at a grand jury.  Max left behind a widow, Marie, and three children.

As a sergeant with the New York City Police Department, Max drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carried a Smith & Wesson Model 36 in .38 Special as his personal sidearm.

Sergeant Terrence “Terry” Jeffords, NYPD Edit

Captain Holt’s number two, Sergeant Terry Jeffords is the 99th Precinct’s Detective Squad supervisor

Sergeant Jamison “Jamie” Reagan, J.D., NYPD Edit

An NYPD patrol officer out of the 12th Precinct with a law degree from Harvard University, Jamie is the youngest child of NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan and his late wife, Mary.  He is currently partnered with Officer Edie Janko; his previous partner, Officer Vinny Cruz, was killed by the Los Lordes gang in 2013.

In 2015, Jamie took and aced the Sergeant’s exam, and was made a shift supervisor.

As a sergeant the New York City Police Department, Jamie drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Exceptional Merit, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.

Sergeant Anthony “Tony” Renzulli, NYPD Edit

The patrol supervisor at the 12th Precinct

As a sergeant with the New York City Police Department, Tony drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, and NYPD Meritorious Police Duty.

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Detectives Edit

Detective 2nd Grade Nicholas “Nick” Amaro, NYPD Special Victims Unit (Ret. 2015) Edit

One of the new members of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, Nick Amaro transferred in 2011 after 8 years with the NYPD.  He previously worked both Warrants and Narcotics.  Before joining the NYPD, Nick served in the Army during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

After learning that there was very little chance of being promoted and then being shot in the line of duty, Nick took early retirement from the NYPD and moved out to California to be with his estranged family (his ex-wife and daughter live in Los Angeles, and his son lives in San Diego with his mother).

As an NYPD Detective, Nick drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, and NYPD Excellent Police Duty.

Detective Maria Baez, NYPD Edit

A detective with the NYPD 54th Precinct’s Detective Squad, Det. Maria Baez is currently partnered with Det. Danny Reagan.  Prior to coming to the 5-4, she spent three years on the NYPD/FBI Joint Bank Robbery Task Force before it was disbanded in 2011.

As an NYPD Detective, Maria carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her duty weapon.  She is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, NYPD Unit Citation Bar, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.  In 2015, she is awarded the NYPD Medal for Valor.

Detective 1st Grade Abigail Baker, NYPD Edit

The primary aide to the Police Commissioner

She is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Medal for Valor, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, and NYPD Excellent Police Duty.

Detective 1st Grade Marcus Bell, NYPD Edit

A member of the NYPD 11th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective Kevin Bernard, NYPD Homicide Edit

A member of the NYPD 27th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective 1st Grade Leonard W. “Lennie” Briscoe, NYPD Homicide (Ret. 2004) (d. 2005) Edit

Detective Charles Boyle, NYPD Edit

A member of the NYPD 99th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective 3rd Grade Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

The junior-most member of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, Det. Sonny Carisi joined the squad in 2014 after spending two months with Staten Island SVU, one month with Brooklyn SVU, and a week with Queens SVU.

Detective 3rd Grade Nina Cassady, NYPD Edit

Detective 3rd Grade Walter William Clark, Jr., NYPD Homicide Edit

The junior-most detective of the NYPD 39th Precinct, Det. Walter Clark is one of the NYPD’s rising stars.

Detective 1st Grade Jackie Curatola, NYPD (Ret. 2012) Edit

A former detective with the NYPD 54th Precinct’s Detective Squad, Det. Jackie Curatola was partnered with Det. Danny Reagan.  She took early retirement from the force in 2012 after getting burned out.

Detective Rosa Diaz, NYPD Edit

A member of the NYPD 99th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective Javier Esposito, NYPD Homicide Edit

A member of the NYPD 20th Precinct’s Homicide unit, Javier Esposito transferred from the 54th Precinct’s Organized Crime unit after his partner disappeared.  He joined the NYPD in the early 2000s after a tour of duty in the United States Army Special Forces.

As an NYPD Detective, Javier drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Heckler & Koch USP Compact in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Commendation or Commendation–Integrity, and NYPD Excellent Police Duty.

Detective 1st Grade Robert O. “Bobby” Goren, NYPD Major Case Squad (Ret. 2012) Edit

One of the senior detectives of the NYPD Major Case Squad at 1 Police Plaza

As an NYPD Detective, Bobby drives a Ford Explorer, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Excellent Police Duty, and NYPD Award of Commendation.

Detective 2nd Grade Edward “Ed” Green, NYPD Homicide (resigned, 2008) Edit

Detective 2nd Grade (Dr.) Sheldon Hawkes, M.D., NYPD Crime Scene Unit Edit

Detective Kate Lansing, NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau Edit

Detective Cyrus Lupo, NYPD Homicide Edit

A member of the NYPD 27th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective Josephine “Jo” Martinez, NYPD Edit

A member of the NYPD 11th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective 1st Grade Daniel “Danny” Messer, NYPD Crime Scene Unit Edit

Detective 1st Grade Lindsay Messer (née Monroe), NYPD Evidence Collection Unit Edit

Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Det. Lindsay Messer transferred from the NYPD Crime Lab in 2013 to lead the 16th Precinct’s Evidence Collection Team.  She works closely with the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, which operates out of the 1-6.

Lindsay is married to CSU Assistant Supervisor Danny Messer, and together they have two children, Lucy and Danny Jr.  As an NYPD Detective, Lindsay drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her duty weapon.  She is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Combat Cross, NYPD Commendation or Commendation–Integrity, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.

Detective 1st Grade Jacob “Jake” Peralta, NYPD Edit

A childish yet highly competent detective, Jake Peralta serves as the lead detective of the NYPD 99th Precinct’s Detective Squad

As an NYPD Detective, Jake drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Award of Merit, Gallantry Cross, and the NYPD 150th Commemorative Breast Bar.

Detective 1st Grade Daniel “Danny” Reagan, NYPD Edit

One of the NYPD’s best detectives, Danny Reagan is the senior detective of the NYPD 54th Precinct’s Detective Squad.  He is currently partnered with Detective Maria Baez, formerly of the NYPD/FBI Joint Bank Robbery Task Force.  Before, he was partnered with Detective Jackie Curatola until she took early retirement in November 2012.  In between Baez and Curatola, Danny worked with Detective Kate Lansing, who transferred back to the Internal Affairs Bureau after arresting her mentor, Captain Derek Elwood.

Danny is happily married to Linda Reagan, a nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital; together, they live on Staten Island with their two children, Jack and Sean.  As an NYPD Detective, Danny drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Kahr K9 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Combat Cross, and NYPD Meritorious Police Duty.  In 2015, he is awarded the NYPD Medal for Valor.

Detective 3rd Grade Amanda Rollins, B.Sc., NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

One of the new members of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, Amanda Rollins transferred to the NYPD from Atlanta in 2011.  She was raised in Loganville, approximately 30 miles outside of Atlanta, and graduated from Loganville High School.

While working in Atlanta, Amanda had a brief relationship with her married-but-separated Captain, but broke it off with him when he kept putting off his divorce; she also slept with the Deputy Chief under duress (which prompted her transfer to New York).  In 2014, Amanda began seeing her colleague, Detective Nick Amaro.

As an NYPD Detective, Amanda drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  She has a degree in forensic science from Georgia State University.  Since 2012, Amanda has been a member of Gamblers Anonymous.  She briefly fell off the wagon at the end of 2013, but was back in recovery in April 2014.

Detective Kevin Ryan, NYPD Homicide Edit

A member of the NYPD 20th Precinct’s Homicide unit.  Ryan earned his gold shield in 2003 and was assigned to Manhattan North Narcotics.  Prior to Homicide, he spent 14 months as an undercover officer inside the Irish Mob on Staten Island.

In 2012, Ryan married the love of his life, Jenny O’Malley.  They have a daughter, Sarah, born on January 6, 2014.  As an NYPD Detective, Kevin drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a SIG-Sauer P226 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Medal of Honor, NYPD Meritorious Police Duty, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Bar.

Detective Amy Santiago, NYPD Edit

A member of the NYPD 99th Precinct’s Detective Squad

Detective 3rd Grade Casey Shraeger, NYPD Homicide Edit

The junior-most detective of the NYPD 2nd Precinct, Det. Casey Shraeger transferred from the Vice Squad to Homicide at the request of the Detective Squad Commander, Sgt. Harvey Brown.

As a detective with the New York City Police Department, Casey drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  Casey is the heir to the wealthy Shraeger family in New York and graduated from the Dalton School.

Detective 1st Grade Ethan Slaughter, NYPD Gang Division Edit

Detective 1st Grade Ethan Slaughter is an unkempt, crude, annoying, obnoxious, and sometimes abusive detective with the Manhattan Gang Squad. Despite all of his negative qualities, however, he is a highly-competent investigator with many friends in both high and low places.

In 2012, he allowed Richard Castle, a civilian investigator with the 20th Precinct, to tag along with him on one of his gang cases. The two of them have kept in sporadic contact since the conclusion of the case.

Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler, NYPD Special Victims Unit (Ret. 2011) Edit

Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler is a 25-year veteran of the NYPD, with over 18 years with the Special Victims Unit.

After high school, Elliot enlisted in the Marine Corps and later completed Officer Candidate School, but dropped out of astronaut training and transferred to the reserves so he could join the NYPD and be closer to his family.  In 1990, he was called to active duty and served in Desert Storm.

Elliot retired from the NYPD in 2011, after killing an 18-year-old girl who was shooting up the squad room in revenge for her mother’s murder.  That particular incident did a lot to shake up SVU – Captain Cragen was promoted and transferred to the Bronx, which paved the way for Sgt. Munch and Det. Benson to be promoted to Squad Commander and 2nd-in-command respectively, while Fin took over Elliot’s position as Lead Detective.

After his retirement, Elliot spent almost a year recovering from his post-traumatic stress by spending time with his family.

Elliot is married to Kathy Stabler; the two met in high school and got married after she became pregnant with their first child.  They have five children, Maureen, Kathleen, twins Dickie and Lizzie, and Eli, Jr.  He graduated from Queens College with a degree in Criminal Justice.  As an NYPD Detective, Elliot drove a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon, with a Kahr K9 as his backup piece.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Medal of Honor, and NYPD Unit Citation Bar.

Detective 1st Grade Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, NYPD Special Victims Unit Edit

A veteran cop with over ten years with the Special Victims Unit, Fin Tutuola was made Lead Detective after the retirement of Elliot Stabler and the promotions of Captain Cragen, Sergeant Munch, and Detective Benson.

He is currently partnered with and mentoring Amanda Rollins, formerly of the Atlanta Police Department.  As an NYPD Detective, Fin drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and carries a Glock 19 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, two NYPD Combat Crosses, NYPD Award of Merit, and NYPD Unit Citation Bar.

Detective 3rd Grade Carrie Wells, NYPD Homicide Edit

A former detective with the Syracuse Police Department, Carrie Wells was recruited to the NYPD by her old partner and ex-boyfriend, Lt. Al Burns, who was in charge of the Queens North Homicide Squad.  Carrie has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that allows her to visually remember everything she has seen or heard.

As an NYPD Detective, Carrie drives a Chevrolet Impala and carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her duty weapon. In 2013, she was awarded the NYPD Medal for Valor.

Officers Edit

Officer Vincent “Vinny” Cruz, NYPD (KIA, 2013) Edit

The partner of Officer Jamie Reagan at the 12th Precinct

Technician Tory Ellis, NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Edit

A TARU technician assigned to the NYPD 20th Precinct, Tory Ellis has become a valued member of Sgt. Kate Beckett’s Homicide unit.

Officer Ann Hastings, NYPD Edit

A patrol officer stationed at the 20th Precinct, Ann Hastings frequently assists Sgt. Kate Beckett’s Homicide unit.

In 2011, Ann was revealed to have been masquerading as a costumed “real-life superhero” called Lone Vengeance, but retired from the vigilante business after becoming involved in a murder. Then-Detective Beckett kept her on the force, and Ann has been in her debt ever since.

She is currently dating reporter and graphic artist Paul Whittaker, who was her sole confidant when she operated as Lone Vengeance.

Officer Edit “Eddie” Janko, NYPD Edit

The partner of Officer Jamie Reagan at the 12th Precinct

Technician Ryan O’Halloran, NYPD Crime Scene Unit (KIA, 2009) Edit

A crime scene technician who frequently assisted the Manhattan Special Victims Unit, Ryan O’Halloran was a valuable member of the team.

O’Halloran was murdered in 2009 by his own probie, Dale Stuckey, after he discovered that Stuckey had killed somebody to frame a suspect that was released on a technicality due to Stuckey’s mistake.

Consultants Edit

Richard Edgar “Rick” Castle, PI, B.A., NYPD Homicide Edit

A bestselling mystery writer, Rick Castle has spent the last 5+ years as a civilian investigator with NYPD Sgt. Kate Beckett’s homicide team based out of the 20th Precinct, currently commanded by Capt. Victoria Gates.  He was fired in 2014 after his connections to an organized crime family came to light during an investigation.  He became a licensed private investigator in January 2015, and was subsequently reinstated to his position as a civilian investigator after helping the 20th take down serial killer Jerry Tyson.

As a civilian investigator with the NYPD, Castle isn’t allowed to carry a weapon, but occasionally uses Beckett’s backup weapon, a Glock 26 in 9x19mm, when necessary.  He is independently wealthy from his books, and lives in a loft in SoHo with his mother, Broadway actress Martha Rodgers, and daughter, college student Alexis Castle.  He has two ex-wives, Meredith and Gina, and in 2014, he married Kate.  In 2013, he learned his father is an intelligence asset (spy) who uses the name Jackson Hunt after Alexis was kidnapped by one of Jackson’s enemies.

Sherlock Holmes, PI, NYPD Edit

A former consulting detective for Scotland Yard, Sherlock Holmes moved to New York in 2011 for rehab before joining the NYPD.  He works with the 11th Precinct.  He took a leave of absence in 2014 after he was recruited by MI-6 to finish the work his brother, Mycroft, started before he had to fake his death.

Joan Watson, PI, M.D., NYPD Edit

Sherlock Holmes’s protégé, Joan Watson is a surgeon-turned-sober companion-turned-investigator.  As of 2014, she is the go-to consulting detective for the NYPD since Sherlock returned to England.

New York County District Attorney’s Office Edit

District Attorney Adam Schiff, NYCDA (Ret. 2000) Edit

District Attorney Nora Lewin, NYCDA (Ret. 2002) Edit

District Attorney Arthur Branch, NYCDA (Ret. 2007) Edit

District Attorney John James “Jack” McCoy, NYCDA Edit

The District Attorney of New York County, Jack McCoy was born and raised in Chicago.  His father, a first- or second-generation Irish immigrant, was a Chicago PD patrol officer for 31 years.  However, the elder McCoy was also abusive, beating both Jack and his mother, secure in the knowledge that his badge would protect him from the consequences.  He eventually died from lung cancer due to his excessive smoking.

McCoy was raised Catholic and was educated by the Jesuits, but he has not been in practice for a long time.  He allegedly lost his faith after the death of a childhood friend.  He graduated from Catholic School in 1961, and attended New York University.  He became a New York County Assistant District Attorney in 1970.

While McCoy was not exactly a part of the 1960s counterculture, he did protest against the policies of the Richard Nixon administration, particularly the Vietnam War.  In 1972, he published an article in the New York University Law Review in defense of Catholic priests who had been opposed to the conflict.  He does retain some of the wild streak from his youth: he is a huge fan of punk rock bands like The Clash and he drives a Yamaha motorcycle.

In 1994, he was appointed Executive Assistant District Attorney after the resignation of EADA Ben Stone by DA Adam Schiff.  He is a more unconventional, ruthless litigator than his predecessor; he often bends – and sometimes breaks – trial rules to get convictions, finds tenuous rationales for charging defendants with crimes when the original charges fail to stick, and charges innocent people to frighten them into testifying against others.  McCoy has more than once been found in contempt of court for such behavior, and his tactics occasionally incur negative publicity for the DA’s office.  His underlying motivation, however, is not corruption, but a sincere desire to see justice done.  To that end, McCoy has gone after defendants accused of perverting the justice system to arrange wrongful convictions with just as much determination as his more mundane cases.  Such aggressive actions in the courts have earned him the nickname “Hang ’em High McCoy”.  He has subsequently developed a reputation with both colleagues and rival attorneys, once being referred to as “the top of the legal food chain” by a rival attorney during a case.

In 2000, McCoy argued before the Supreme Court of the United States that he (as a representative of the New York County District Attorney) had the right to try a foreign national for the murder of an American citizen in another country.

McCoy has been divorced twice, and had affairs with four of his Assistant District Attorneys (he had three female ADAs before Claire Kincaid, but kept his relationships with his subsequent assistants professional after Kincaid was killed in a car accident).  He has a daughter, Rebecca, with Helen, his first wife.  Rebecca’s child was born in 2009, making McCoy a grandfather.

For most of his career, McCoy was pro-death penalty.  However, his opinion changed after witnessing an execution in 1996.  In 2008, he is deeply troubled hearing of a botched execution in South Carolina, and in 2010, he resisted efforts by the US Attorney’s Office to prosecute a suspect in the murder of four police officers under a federal death penalty statute.

In 2007, DA Arthur Branch resigned, and McCoy was appointed interim District Attorney to serve out the rest of Branch’s term.  In 2009, McCoy campaigned for a full-term as District Attorney, and won.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael “Mike” Cutter, NYCDA Edit

Jack McCoy’s 2nd-in-Command, Chief ADA Mike Cutter was promoted to his current position after successfully completing tours as Senior Counsel of the Homicide Bureau and Chief of the Special Victims Unit.

He is currently in a romantic relationship with New York City Councilwoman Connie Rubirosa, with whom he previously worked closely with. He finally asked her out after she returned from Los Angeles, since the two of them were no longer co-workers.

Bureau Chief Amanda Harris, NYCDA Trial Bureau (fired, 2014) Edit

The former Chief of the Manhattan DA Trial Bureau, EADA Amanda Harris was fired after overwhelming evidence came to light that showed that she had abused her authority and position.

Bureau Chief Alexandra “Alex” Cabot, NYCDA Special Victims Unit Edit

Chief of the Manhattan DA Special Victims Unit

Bureau Chief David Haden, NYCDA Conviction Integrity Unit (resigned, 2012) Edit

Bureau Chief Paula Foster, NYCDA Public Integrity Unit (incarcerated, 2012) Edit

Deputy Bureau Chief Erin Reagan, NYCDA Trial Bureau Edit

Deputy Chief of the Manhattan DA Trial Bureau, Erin is the second child and only daughter of NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan and his late wife, Mary.

Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak, NYCDA Special Victims Unit Edit

Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba, NYCDA Special Victims Unit Edit

DA Investigator Hector Salazar, NYCDA Investigation Unit Edit

DA Investigator Alexander “Alex” McBride, NYCDA Investigation Unit Edit

New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Edit

Chief Medical Examiner (Dr.) Elizabeth Rodgers, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

The Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers was promoted after Joanne Webster was forced to transfer to Queens.

Dr. Joanne Webster, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

The Chief Medical Examiner of the Queens Borough Office of the OCME, Dr. Joanne Webster was demoted from her position as Chief Medical Examiner of New York City after insulting a room full of politicians to their faces. Now “exiled” to Queens, she frequently works with the Queens North Homicide Squad stationed at the 117th Precinct, and has become close friends with Det. Carrie Wells.

Dr. Sidney “Sid” Hammerback, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

A senior medical examiner with the OCME, Dr. Sid Hammerback can often be found assisting the Detectives of the NYPD Crime Scene Unit.

Dr. Henry Morgan, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

A medical examiner who works with the NYPD 11th Precinct

Dr. Lanie Parish, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

A medical examiner who works closely with the NYPD 20th Precinct

Dr. Sidney “Sid” Perlmutter, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

A medical examiner who works with the NYPD 20th Precinct

Dr. Melinda Warner, M.E., M.D., OCME Edit

A medical examiner who works closely with the Manhattan Special Victims Unit

Other police forces Edit

Los Angeles Police Department Edit

Chief Thomas “Tommy” Delk, LAPD (d. 2011) Edit

The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Tommy Delk served from 2010 until his sudden death of a brain aneurysm in July, 2011.

Chief William Henry “Will” Pope, LAPD Edit

The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, M.P.A., LAPD Edit

The Assistant Chief of Operations of the Los Angeles Police Department

Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson-Howard, LAPD Major Crimes Division (Ret. 2012) Edit

The former Commanding Officer of the LAPD Major Crimes Division, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is an Atlanta-born, CIA-trained criminal investigator and interrogator known informally as “the Closer”.  She transferred to the LAPD in 2005 and appointed Commander of the LAPD Priority Murder Squad (quickly renamed the Priority Homicide Division) with the rank of Deputy Chief.  In 2008, the Priority Homicide Division was disbanded and reorganized into the Major Crimes Division.  Brenda retired from the police force in 2012, leaving the Major Crimes Division in the hands of Captain Sharon Raydor.

Before her transfer to Los Angeles, Brenda spent seven years with the Central Intelligence Agency, four years with the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and 3 ½ years with the Atlanta Police Department.  While the Captain of the Atlanta PD Homicide Division, Brenda was accused of having an affair with a younger police officer.  After she was cleared by the ethics investigation, she was headhunted by the Department of Homeland Security but instead joined the LAPD.

Brenda is a severe workaholic, who routinely focuses on her cases to the exclusion of everything else around her, a habit that frequently clashes with both her professional and personal lives and relationships.  She tends to micromanage her investigations and to closely examine details.  She loves junk food and sweets, especially Ding Dongs but is trying to reduce that dependency.  She usually hides all types of junk food in drawers, purses, and other places.

After the retirement of the Chief of Police in 2010, Brenda is nominated for the position.  Although she campaigns for the job, on the day before the appointment, she kills a suspect, prompting a Force Investigation Division investigation and disqualifying her from the position.

In 2010, Brenda makes a highly controversial decision to release Turell Baylor, a man who was granted immunity from prosecution for murdering a store clerk and his grandson in exchange for his testimony, into his neighborhood after telling his fellow gang members what he’d done.  After his death, his family sued Brenda, the Major Crimes Division, and the Los Angeles Police Department for wrongful death.  Although Brenda’s attorney, Gavin Q. Baker, is able to get the lawsuit dismissed, Peter Goldman, the Baylor family’s attorney, digs up every skeleton in Brenda’s closet to take her down.  To make matters worse, Goldman is assisted by a mole within the Major Crimes Division.  Capt. Raydor investigated the leak and learned that Det. David Gabriel, who was uncomfortable with some of Brenda’s decisions (most specifically the Turell Baylor case), confided in his girlfriend, Ann Mason, who was, unknown to Gabriel, working for Goldman.  Heartbroken, Gabriel dumped her, and proceeded to transfer out of the Major Crimes Division.

Her final case with the Los Angeles Police Department was against rapist and murderer Phillip Stroh, an attorney who she began investigating in 2009, but failed to get a confession.  While investigating Stroh for a new crime in 2012, he breaks into her house and attacks her and Rusty Beck, a teenage witness who saw Stroh dump a body.  After Brenda shoots him, he offers to confess, but Brenda doesn’t want to hear it.  With Stroh in custody, Brenda takes her leave from the LAPD.

As a retired Deputy Chief in the Los Angeles Police Department, Brenda carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  She is a recipient of the LAPD Police Medal for Heroism, LAPD Police Life-Saving Medal, LAPD Police Meritorious Achievement Medal, and LAPD Sharpshooter Medal.  She graduated from Georgetown University.  She has been married to Fritz Howard since 2009.  Her mother, Willie Ray Johnson, died a few weeks before Brenda retired.

Deputy Chief Fritz Howard, LAPD Special Operations Bureau Edit

The Commanding Officer of the LAPD Special Operations Bureau

Captain Sharon Raydor (née O’Dwyer), J.D., LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

The former Commanding Officer of the LAPD Force Investigation Division, Captain Sharon Raydor was chosen to succeed Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson as Commander of the LAPD Major Crimes Division after she retired.

While head of the Force Investigation Division, Sharon made a name for herself as an officer above reproach, investigating all police officers impartially and with equal zealousness (regardless of their ranks, time in grade, etc.).

Although a competent officer and administrator, the transition from Internal Affairs to Major Crimes has left Sharon struggling to close the department’s highest-profile cases, while simultaneously trying to earn the trust and loyalty of Chief Johnson’s team (which is now her team).  Unlike Chief Johnson, Sharon’s approach to Major Crimes is not to arrest the defendant on the highest possible charge, but to get the perpetrator to plead out and go to jail, without the possibility of appeal.

As a Captain in the Los Angeles Police Department, Sharon carries a Glock 26 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.  She has a law degree, and is a recipient of the LAPD Meritorious Unit Citation, LAPD Police Medal for Heroism, LAPD Human Relations Medal, LAPD Police Life-Saving Medal, and LAPD Police Meritorious Service Medal.  She has been legally separated from her husband, attorney Jackson Raydor, for 25 years, and her two children, Richard and Emily, are both away at college.  In 2014, she finalized both her divorce from Jack and her adoption of Rusty Beck.

Lieutenant II Louie Provenza, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

The 2nd-in-Command of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Lieutenant I Andrew “Andy” Flynn, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

A member of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Lieutenant I Michael “Mike” Tao, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

A member of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, LAPD SWAT Edit

Team Leader of the LAPD SWAT Team, Dan Harrelson, known to his men as Hondo, came out of his three-year retirement at the request of the LAPD Chief of Police to reorganize SWAT.  His current team consists of Senior Lead Officer Jim Street, Officer Christina Sanchez, Officer Deacon Kaye, and Officer Michael Boxer.  His immediate superior is his old friend and colleague, Lt. Greg Velasquez, and he answers to the Commander of the LAPD Metropolitan Division, Capt. Thomas Fuller, a career bureaucrat.

A longtime veteran of the LAPD, Hondo was a rookie on the early SWAT Team in the late 1960s.  He worked his way up the ranks, becoming Senior Lead Officer and culminating in Team Leader.  He retired from the force in 2000, but was brought back in 2003.  Prior to becoming a police officer, Hondo was a Marine who served two tours in Vietnam with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

As a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department, Hondo uses an M4A1 automatic as his main weapon, and carries a Kimber Custom TLE II in .45 ACP as his primary sidearm.  He is a recipient of the LAPD Distinguished Expert Marksmanship Badge.

Detective III Ricardo “Rick” Morales, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Edit

A detective-turned-prosecutor-turned-detective, Det. Ricardo Morales is a Detective III with the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD.  He spent 15 years in the LAPD before retiring from the force to join the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1999, but resigned in 2011 after losing a particularly brutal case involving the Mexican drug cartel killing his friend, Det. Rex Winters, and an 11-year-old boy, and rejoined the LAPD.

As a Detective with the LAPD, Morales drives a Dodge Charger as his duty vehicle and carries a Beretta 92FS pistol in 9x19mm as his sidearm.

Detective III Martin A. “Marty” Deeks, LAPD Edit

Detective II Julio Sanchez, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

A member of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Detective II Amy Sykes, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

A member of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Francis “Buzz” Watson, LAPD Major Crimes Division Edit

The civilian surveillance specialist of the LAPD Major Crimes Division

Philadelphia Police Department Edit

Sergeant Lillian “Lilly” Rush, Philadelphia PD Cold Case Squad Edit

The first female homicide detective on the Philadelphia Police Department, Lilly Rush made a name for herself as lead detective of the PPD’s Cold Case Squad.  After her mentor and longtime commanding officer, Lt. John Stillman, retired, Lilly was promoted to Sergeant and took over as Commanding Officer of the Cold Case Squad.

To date, Lilly’s coldest case is the murder of Francis Stone in 1919, which she and her team solved in 2007.

As a detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, Lilly drives a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on duty and carries a Glock 17 in 9x19mm as her personal sidearm.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Edit

Texas Ranger Division Edit

Chief Cordell Walker, Texas Rangers Edit

The current Chief of the Texas Rangers and Assistant Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cordell Walker is arguably the most famous Ranger of modern times.  He is renowned throughout the law enforcement community, with his high arrest rate and martial arts prowess.  He was appointed Chief of the Texas Rangers in 2011 after spending the previous 6 years as the Commanding Officer of the Dallas Field Office; his successor at Company “B” is his former partner, James Trivette.  Before becoming a Texas Ranger, Walker served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Walker is married to Tarrant County Executive Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cahill-Walker, and they have a daughter, Angela (born in 2001); together, the Walker family lives on a ranch in Ovilla, Texas, and Walker maintains a one-bedroom apartment in Austin, where the Texas Rangers are headquartered.  He drives a Dodge Ram pickup truck, and carries a Taurus PT92 in 9x19mm as his duty weapon.  He is a devout Christian, a member of the Republican Party, and an 8th degree black belt in taekwondo.  He is a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards while in the Marine Corps.  He is also a recipient of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States, the Texas DPS Commissioners’ Medal of Valor, and is the only Ranger in history to become a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame while still on active duty.

Captain James “Jimmy” Trivette, Texas Rangers Edit

Walker’s partner, James Trivette moved from Baltimore to Dallas to play football for the Dallas Cowboys.  After his professional football career ended, Trivette joined the Texas Highway Patrol before transferring to the Texas Rangers.  In 2011, he was promoted to Captain of the Rangers’ Dallas Field Office when Walker was appointed Chief of the Texas Rangers.

Trivette has been married to Erika Trivette (née Carter) since 2001.  He drives a Ford Mustang, and carries a Walther P5 in 9x19mm as his sidearm.

Five-0 Task Force Edit

Lieutenant Commander Steven J. “Steve” McGarrett, USNR Edit

Commanding Officer of the Five-0 Task Force, Steve McGarrett is the son of John and Doris McGarrett, and the older brother of Mary McGarrett.  He is named after his grandfather, Ensign Steven McGarrett, who served on the U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39) and died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  In 1992, Doris is presumed dead in a bombing after John, the new Commander of HPD Organized Crime Unit, began investigating the Yakuza.  Fearful for his family, John sent Steve and Mary to the mainland.  Steve graduated from high school in 1994, when he was accepted into the Naval Academy.  Steve was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1998, and completed BUD/S in 2001.

In 2010, John was murdered by Victor Hesse, an international arms dealer whose brother, Anton, Steve had just captured in North Korea.  In response, the Governor of Hawaii Pat Jameson created the Five-0 Task Force to investigate major crimes ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, and appointed Steve the Commanding Officer.  He has since made an enemy out of international crime boss Wo-Fat, whom Steve finally killed in 2014.

As an officer of the United States Navy, Steve carries a SIG-Sauer P226 Navy in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm and drives a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.  He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  He is a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.  He lives in his father’s old house in Honolulu, and is currently dating Lt. Catherine Rollins, a Navy Intelligence Officer.

Detective Sergeant Daniel “Danny” Williams, HPD Edit

The 2nd-in-Command of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force

Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly, HPD Edit

A member of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force

Officer Kono Kalakaua, HPD Edit

A member of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force

Special Agent Lori Weston, DHS Edit

A member of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force

Intelligence Analyst Jenna Kaye, CIA Edit

A CIA analyst attached to Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force

Lieutenant Catherine Rollins, USN Edit

A member of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force, Lt. Catherine Rollins used to be the team’s liaison from the Office of Naval Intelligence.  After her honorable discharge from the naval service, she joined Five-0 full-time as the team’s Intelligence Officer.

Captain Lou Grover, HPD Edit

A member of Hawaii’s Five-0 Task Force, Capt. Grover was hired by Lt. Cmdr. Steve McGarrett in 2014 after he was forced to retire from the Honolulu Police Department for engaging in criminal acts while under duress.  Before moving to Honolulu, Grover was a senior member of the Chicago PD SWAT Team.

Sergeant Duke Lukela, HPD Edit

A veteran uniformed officer of the Honolulu Police Department, Sgt. Duke Lukela serves as the HPD Liaison Officer to the Five-0 Task Force.

Toronto Police Service Edit

Sergeant Gregory “Greg” Parker, CV, TPS (Ret.) Edit

The Supervisor of the Toronto Police Strategic Response Unit, Sgt. Greg Parker also serves as Team One’s crisis negotiator.  As such, he prefers that situations be resolved through dialogue instead of lethal force, and frequently reminds his team to “keep the peace”.

A police officer for over 25 years, Greg has seen much on the job, which led to his alcoholism.  He hit rock bottom in 1999, when his wife, Joanna, divorced him and took his son, Dean, to live in the United States.  He took a leave of absence from the force to get sober, and when he returned, he transferred from the Homicide Squad back to the streets as a uniformed officer.  He later joined the SRU, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2004.  He is best friends with Ed Lane, the Leader of the SRU Team 1, and is considered a father to his men.  He is also on good terms with many of the Toronto Police’s brass, and holds himself up as an example that people can change.

In 2011, his son, Dean, now 17 years old, returned to Toronto from Dallas to live with his dad and finish his senior year of high school.  After graduating from high school in 2012, Dean wanted to join the Police Academy, but was convinced by his dad to earn a degree before joining the force.  Greg is currently dating Marina Levin, who he met during a crisis situation.

In 2012, a terrorist named Marcus Faber planted a series of bombs all around the Toronto area, including the 911 call center, City Hall, and Fletcher Stadium, the last of which was designated an emergency medical center.  Greg personally diffused the last bomb at Fletcher Stadium in the middle of a gunfight with Faber, and was grievously wounded before Ed was able to kill Faber.  Due to his injuries, Greg retired from the Toronto Police Service with full honors, and began teaching psychology and crisis negotiation at the Ontario Police College; he has subsequently been invited to guest lecture at universities and police academies around the continent.

For his actions during the terrorist attack, Greg was nominated for and awarded the Cross of Valour, the highest honour available for a Canadian citizen for bravery, for “…acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril,” and granted him the ability to use the post-nominal letters CV.  He was presented the award at Rideau Hall in Ottawa by the Governor General of Canada and in the presence of his team, his son, and senior members of law enforcement and government from all around Canada.

As a retired Sergeant in the Toronto Police Service, Greg drives a blue 2007 Chevy Impala LT as his personal vehicle and carries a Glock 17 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm.  He has a degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Sergeant Edward Tucker “Ed” Lane, TPS Edit

The former leader of Team 1, Ed Lane was promoted to Sergeant and named Supervisor of the Toronto Police Strategic Response Unit after the injury and retirement of Sgt. Greg Parker.

Constable Julianna “Jules” Callaghan-Braddock, TPS Edit

The senior member of the Toronto SRU Team 1, Constable Jules Callaghan took over for Sgt. Greg Parker as the team’s primary crisis negotiator.

Jules was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before joining the Toronto Police Service. She is married to fellow SRU operator, Sam Braddock, and together they have a daughter, Sadie.

Constable Samuel W. “Sam” Braddock, TPS Edit

Team Leader of the Toronto SRU Team 3, Sam Braddock is a former Master Corporal with the Canadian Special Forces (Joint Task Force-2) and is a decorated Afghanistan War veteran. He left the military and joined the police force in 2008, and was assigned to the SRU.

In 2013, after the death of Constable Donna Sabine, Sam took over as Team Leader of Team 3 of the SRU.

Sam is married to fellow SRU operator Jules Callaghan, and together they have a daughter, Sadie.

Constable Michelangelo “Spike” Scarlatti, TPS Edit

Toronto SRU Team 1’s explosive and technical specialist

Constable Andrea “Andy” McNally, TPS Edit

A five-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service, Cst. Andy McNally is currently a training officer at 15 Division.

Federal agencies Edit

Federal Bureau of Investigation Edit

Deputy Assistant Director Donald James “Don” Eppes, FBI Office of Law Enforcement Cooperation Edit

A former minor league baseball player for the Stockton Rangers, Dep. Asst. Dir. Don Eppes resigned from the team when he felt he’d reached the pinnacle of his career and subsequently applied to the FBI Academy.  He became an Agent in 1995 and was assigned to the Fugitive Recovery Team upon the completion of his probationary period in the Detroit Field Office.  Although he was good at his job, he burnt out quickly and was reassigned to the Academy as a Tactical Training Instructor.  He spent a few years as the Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, but he was voluntarily demoted in order to return to Los Angeles when his mother got sick.  He spent six years as the Team Leader of the Violent Crimes Squad, before being “kicked upstairs” to the post of Deputy Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Office of Law Enforcement Cooperation for the Los Angeles Field Office.

In his capacity as Dep. Asst. Dir., Don is responsible for ensuring cooperation between the Bureau and the various law enforcement agencies throughout the Los Angeles area, including but not limited to the LAPD, Sheriff’s Department, DA’s office, US Attorney’s office, DEA, DHS, and the other members of the law enforcement alphabet soup.  In addition, Don also oversees various Bureau consultants, including his brother.

In 2005, Don recruited his younger brother, Dr. Charlie Eppes, a math professor at the California Institute of Science & Technology, to consult for the Bureau.  This led to numerous case resolutions and jumpstarted the field of forensic mathematics throughout the FBI.

As a senior officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Don drives a Chevrolet Suburban on-duty and carries a Glock 23 in .40 S&W as his sidearm.  He married Assistant US Attorney Robin Eppes in 2010 in a traditional Jewish wedding, with his brother Charlie as his best man, and his close friends and colleagues David Sinclair, Colby Granger, and Ian Edgerton as groomsmen.

Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Peter Burke, FBI White Collar Crime Unit Edit

An Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI New York Field Office, Peter Burke heads up the White Collar Crime Unit.  In this capacity, Peter occasionally works with the NYPD’s Special Frauds Squad, currently commanded by Lt. Ashok Ramsey.

Peter has been married to Elizabeth Burke, an event planner, since 1999, and the two had their first child, Neal, in 2015.  In high school and college, he was a mathlete; he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Master’s degree in accounting.  He drives a BMW and carries a Glock 23 in .40 S&W as his sidearm.

Supervisory Special Agent Tobias C. Fornell, FBI Edit

Supervisory Special Agent Ian Edgerton, FBI Edit

The FBI’s best sniper and third-best shot in the United States, Ian Edgerton is a close friend to both the Eppes brothers (although it took him a while to warm up to Charlie, and vice versa).  Nominally attached to the Critical Incident Response Group, Ian is so well-regarded within the Bureau that he is on a first-name basis with the Director and has the luxury of choosing his own cases.  When not in the field, Ian serves as a weapons and tactics instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico.  He frequently consults with the Violent Crimes Squad in Los Angeles.

In the aftermath of 9/11, Ian transferred to the FBI Legal Attaché Office in Kabul, Afghanistan.  He later spent a year at the Legal Attaché Office in Baghdad, during the US Invasion of Iraq.  For his actions overseas, Ian was awarded the FBI Medal for Meritorious Achievement.

In 2010, Ian served as a groomsman at Don’s wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks, where he once again teased Charlie for not being invited to his wedding.

As a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ian drives a Chevrolet Avalanche on-duty and carries a SIG-Sauer P228 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm.  He is a superb marksman, and is a qualified expert with every weapon in the FBI’s arsenal.

Supervisory Special Agent Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit Edit

Unit Chief of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Aaron Hotchner joined the FBI in 1996 after a stint in the District Attorney’s Office.  He was assigned to the Seattle, WA Field Office as a profiler, before transferring to Quantico.

Hotch is a widower; his wife Haley was killed by a serial killer, George Foyet, also known as the Boston Reaper.  He has a son, Jack, who was born in 2005.  His father was abusive, and died of a heart attack at the age of 47.  He has a younger brother, Sean, who was born in 1980 and is employed as a chef in New York City.

As a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hotch drives a Chevrolet Suburban on-duty and carries a Glock 17 in 9x19mm as his sidearm.

Supervisory Special Agent Samuel “Sam” Cooper, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit Edit

Team Leader of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit’s Red Cell

Special Agent Seeley Joseph Booth, FBI Edit

The official liaison between the FBI and the Jeffersonian Institution’s Medico-Legal Lab, Special Agent Seeley Booth was born in Philadelphia and raised in Pittsburgh.  After high school, Booth joined the Army, where he served in Desert Storm as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.  He later served in Kosovo and both Afghanistan and Iraq during the War on Terrorism.  He is currently a Sergeant Major in the US Army Reserve.

After Desert Storm, Booth attended college at Penn State on his GI bill.  He graduated, and then got a job with the FBI in 1996.  He first worked with Dr. Temperance Brennan and the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab in 2004, before becoming the official liaison in 2005.

In 2010, Booth returned to active duty (with a promotion to Sergeant Major) as an advisor to the Afghan National Army.  He spent a few months overseas, before returning to the Bureau.

Booth has a son, Parker (named after a friend from the Army, Corporal Edward “Teddy” Parker), born in 2001, with his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Stinson, who refused to marry him.   In 2010, he met Hannah Burley, an American journalist in Afghanistan, but also refused to marry him, leading to their breakup.  In 2011, he began dating his partner, Dr. Temperance Brennan, and married her on October 21, 2013.  Together, Booth and Brennan have a daughter, Christine, who was born on April 2, 2012; in the spring of 2015, Brennan discovered she was pregnant again.

As a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Booth drives a Toyota Sequoia and carries a Springfield Armory TRP in .45 ACP as his main sidearm.  He also owns a Glock 17 in 9x19mm with a stainless slide, a Smith & Wesson Model 686 in .357 Magnum, and a Remington 700 sniper rifle.  He has a kill count of 60 people from his service in the Army and the FBI.

Drug Enforcement Administration Edit

Central Intelligence Agency Edit

Naval Criminal Investigative Service Edit

Director Leon James Vance, NCIS Edit

The Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Operations Manager Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, M.F.A., NCIS Office of Special Projects Edit

Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, born February 29, 1948, is the Operations Manager for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles.  She also oversees the “backroom” support staff, tasked with providing everything the agents may need: from micro-surveillance cameras to cars.

One of the last surviving Cold Warriors, Hetty has unparalleled access to contacts throughout the intelligence and defense communities, which she does not hesitate to exploit when required for the success of a mission or to protect the lives of her agents.  Her reputation has taken on an almost legendary aspect; it is such that the mere mention of her name is often enough to strike fear into those who have heard of, but never met her.  Besides NCIS, Hetty has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

In spite of her small stature, the other characters find her intimidating, not least of all because of her colorful past; she has had many encounters, liaisons, and relationships with past agents and Hollywood greats such as George Hamilton and Frank Sinatra.

A career intelligence officer, Hetty drives a 1973 Jaguar and usually carries a Glock 26 or a Smith & Wesson Model 36 as her personal weapons, although she owns and has access to many more.  She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Sorbonne, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer science from UCLA, and is a recipient of the DIA Award of Merit and the CIA Intelligence Star.

Special Agent-in-Charge Leroy Jethro Gibbs, NCIS Major Case Response Team Edit

The Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team, Sp. Agt. Leroy Jethro Gibbs is also the de facto 2nd-in-Command of NCIS Headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C.

Gibbs was born and raised in the small town of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, by Jackson and Ann Gibbs.  Jackson served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.  After the War, Jackson returned to Stillwater, where he married Ann and went to work as a coal miner.  After a close call in the mines, Jackson and his best friend, Leroy Jethro Moore (Gibbs’ namesake), opened the Stillwater General Store.  Ann died of a drug overdose when Gibbs was 14 after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  When Gibbs was 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and left town.

While in the Corps, Gibbs began his career as a Military Policeman, before volunteering for Force Recon.  He became a scout sniper, and served in Panama and with distinction during Operation Desert Storm.  In 1991, Gibbs, then a Gunnery Sergeant serving with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, was wounded in action by a bomb and spent 19 days in a coma, which earned him a Purple Heart, and ultimately led to his honorable discharge from the Corps a year later.

While serving in Desert Storm, Gibbs’ wife, Shannon, and their eight-year-old daughter, Kelly, were murdered by a Mexican drug dealer named Pedro Hernandez, after Shannon witnessed Hernandez murder a Marine at Camp Pendleton.  To prevent her from testifying against him, Hernandez shot the NIS agent driving their minivan, and Shannon and Kelly died in the ensuing car crash.  In revenge, Gibbs crossed the border and shot Hernandez from 1200 yards away.

After his discharge from the Marines, Gibbs was recruited to NIS in 1992, shortly before it was changed to NCIS, by Supervisory Special Agent Mike Franks, the NIS agent-in-charge of his wife’s case.  Gibbs spent four years as Franks’ Probie, before Franks retired and Gibbs was transferred.  He spent the next five years traveling around the world, rising up the ranks.  He was appointed Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team at NCIS Headquarters in 2001.  When Jenny Shepard became the Director of NCIS in 2005, she appointed Gibbs her de facto 2nd-in-Command, and even made him acting Director of NCIS on occasion; he maintained his de facto position with Dir. Shepard’s successor, Leon Vance.

In addition to Shannon, Gibbs has three ex-wives.  Gibbs’ first ex-wife, an IRS auditor named Diane, later married his friend Tobias Fornell, before she divorced him too.  Tobias and Diane have a daughter, Emily.  Diane then married and divorced Homeland Security Agent Victor Sterling. Diane worked for the IRS as a Criminal Investigator until her murder at the hands of Sergei Mishnev in January 2015.  His second ex-wife is Rebecca Chase.  Gibbs was married to his third ex-wife, Stephanie Flynn, for 14 months; they divorced in 2001.

As the senior-most Field Agent at NCIS Headquarters, Gibbs is responsible for the training of some of the agency’s finest members, including Jenny Shepard, Stan Burley, Brent Langer, Tony DiNozzo, Kate Todd, Tim McGee, Ziva David, and Ellie Bishop.  He’s also worked with Leon Vance, Riley McAllister, Whitney Sharp, Chris Pacci, Paula Cassidy, Cassie Yates, Michelle Lee, Lara Macy, G. Callen, E.J. Barrett, and Dwayne Pride, some better than others.  He considers FBI Agent Tobias Fornell one of his best friends, and has a good working relationship with CGIS Agent Abigail Borin.

As a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Gibbs drives a Dodge Charger on-duty and carries a SIG-Sauer P228 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm, with a Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight as his off-duty weapon.  He also owns a M40A1 sniper rifle in 7.62x51mm NATO, along with his Beretta M9 in 9x19mm, which he used in the Marine Corps.  He owns a Ford F-250 pickup truck and a 1971 yellow Dodge Challenger with a black hood stripe, 426 HEMI and R/T suspension package, which he bought as a teenager and his father restored.  He has a degree in criminal justice from American University, which he earned after becoming an NCIS agent.  He is a recipient of the Silver Star, Purple Heart, three Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards while in the Marine Corps.  He is also a recipient of seven Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards in his duty as an NCIS Special Agent.

Special Agent-in-Charge Dwayne Cassius “King” Pride, NCIS Edit

The Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Resident Agency New Orleans.

Supervisory Special Agent G. Callen, NCIS Office of Special Projects Edit

A career undercover agent, Special Agent G. Callen is the Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles.  He is partnered with former Navy SEAL, Sam Hanna, and is also a close friend to fellow OSP agent Kensi Blye.  Callen is a master linguist, fluent in English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, German (with an English accent, which is claimed to be Austrian), Italian (with a Northern accent), French, Czech, Romanian, and Arabic.

An orphan who grew up in foster care, Callen doesn’t even know his first name.  In 2011, he finally learned that his grandfather, George Callen, was an OSS officer during World War II, and that his half-Roma mother, Clara, was cultivated as an asset by the CIA (and that her handler was Hetty Lange).  In 2013, he discovered that his father was a KGB officer named Nikita Reznikov, who was arrested and sent to a Soviet gulag in 1974, around the time Callen and his sister came to America. A year and a half later, Callen learned that Reznikov escaped from the prison transport in 1974 and changed his name. He allegedly passed away in 2008.

Prior to joining NCIS, Callen worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Callen drives an Aston Martin and carries a SIG-Sauer P229 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm.  He has an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language from the Defense Language Institute.

Coast Guard Investigative Service Edit

Supervisory Special Agent Abigail “Abby” Borin, CGIS Edit

One of the Team Leaders of the Criminal Investigative Division at CGIS Headquarters in Arlington, VA

United States Attorney’s Office Edit

US Attorney Elizabeth Weston, USAO Edit

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Assistant US Attorney Abigail “Abbie” Carmichael, USAO Edit

An Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Assistant US Attorney Caroline Julian, USAO Edit

An Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia

Military personnel Edit

United States Army Edit

Lieutenant General Michael James Holden, US Army Edit

The Commander of the XVII Air Corps, Lt. Gen. Michael Holden has been a senior officer at Fort Marshall, SC (renamed Joint Base Marshall-Bring in 2013) since he was a Colonel.  Prior to his promotion to Lieutenant General, he served as Commanding Officer of the 23rd Airborne Division.  He was also a candidate to take over as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

Michael was happily married to Claudia Joy Holden from 1990 until her passing in 2013.  He has two daughters, Amanda, who was tragically killed in a suicide bombing in 2008 at Fort Marshall, and Emmalin, who, after graduating from high school in 2010, is currently attending Woodsen University. Michael has recently begun seeing Col. Kat Young, the USAF Wing Commander of Joint Base Marshall-Bring.

As a general officer in the United States Army, Michael carries a Beretta M9 in 9x19mm as his personal sidearm and drives a Chevrolet Suburban.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Army War College, and has completed both Ranger School and Capstone Military Leadership Program.  He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, and numerous unit, campaign, and service awards.

United States Navy Edit

United States Marine Corps Edit

United States Air Force Edit

United States Coast Guard Edit

Politicians Edit

Mayor Carter Poole, Mayor of New York City Edit

The Mayor of New York City

Councilwoman Consuela “Connie” Rubirosa, NYCC Edit

A former prosecutor with the New York and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices as well as the United States Attorney’s Office, Connie Rubirosa was elected to the New York City Council in 2014.

She is currently in a romantic relationship with New York Chief ADA Mike Cutter, with whom she previously worked closely with. Mike finally asked her out after she returned from Los Angeles, since the two of them were no longer co-workers.

Miscellaneous Edit

Charles Irving “Chuck” Bartowski, B.Sc., the Intersect Edit

A twenty-something-year-old underachiever, Chuck Bartowski’s life stalled in 2003 after his college roommate, Bryce Larkin, framed him for cheating, leading to his expulsion from Stanford University (where he was a scholarship student) only twelve credits shy of completing his bachelor’s degree, and his girlfriend, Jill Roberts, dumped him (ostensibly for Bryce).  Following his expulsion, he moved in with his older sister, Ellie, and her live-in boyfriend, Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb, in Echo Park, and got a dead-end job at the Burbank Buy More in its Nerd Herd division.  By 2007, he was the Nerd Herd supervisor.

On his 26th birthday, Chuck received an e-mail from Bryce that caused him to download into his brain the full contents of a CIA/NSA supercomputer known as the Intersect, which served as a database for their combined collected intelligence.  That same night (at approximately the same time he sent the e-mail), Bryce destroyed the Intersect computer, leaving the only copy of the database in his head.  The government learned that Chuck was the last known person that Bryce contacted, so both the CIA and NSA (independent of each other) send agents to find him.  The CIA dispatched field officer Sarah Walker to retrieve a copy of the Intersect, while the NSA sent then-Major John Casey to capture Chuck.  The two agents eventually cross paths, and Sarah fends off Casey.  They then discover that Chuck is a human version of the Intersect who sees a rapid-fire series of images (or “flashes”) of intelligence from the Intersect database whenever his brain recognizes a bit of related information with his own eyes or ears.  The two agencies conclude that Chuck must be protected and assign Sarah and Casey jointly to the task.

“Drafted” into service by the government, Chuck officially becomes an Asset of the CIA and the NSA, and along with Sarah and Casey, they make up “Operation Bartowski”, under the authority of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Together, they work out of Burbank and operate both domestically and abroad (usually in Los Angeles); their specialty is thwarting assassins and international terrorists, as well as disbanding rogue spy cabals both internal to the United States intelligence community and then global in scope.

When he first joined the CIA as an asset, Chuck developed an alias, “Charles Carmichael”, a millionaire semiretired software magnate, who has since gained actual respect in the spy community and is now the stuff of legend.  He later created Carmichael Industries under the Carmichael name.

In 2009, Chuck had the Intersect removed by his long-lost father, Stephen, but subsequently downloaded the updated version, the Intersect 2.0, to keep it out of enemy hands.  Unlike the original Intersect, which only provided information, the Intersect 2.0 grants the user the ability for physical flashes, enabling them to perform highly-specialized activities (such as martial arts, foreign languages, and even musical instruments) without any prior training.  After the upgrade and completing a training seminar, Chuck was promoted to Field Officer.

In 2011, the entirety of Team Bartowski is fired from government service (retroactively changed to retired) by CIA officer Clyde Decker, and he removed the Intersect from Chuck’s head.  Fortunately, at the same time, Hartley Winterbottom, an old friend of his father’s and the real identity of notorious arms dealer Alexei Volkoff, bequeathed the assets of Volkoff Industries over to him and Sarah (as a wedding present).  The team used the money to create Carmichael Industries, a freelance spy organization.  However, the company struggles to compete with Verbanski Corporation, led by Gertrude Verbanski, and had all of the money in their accounts frozen by Decker.

Team Carmichael was responsible for stopping rogue spy Nicholas Quinn in early 2012.  Quinn, a former CIA officer who was set to receive the first Intersect in 2007, was discharged from the agency and became a freelance spy.  As he began looking to become the Intersect, he kidnapped Sarah, who had downloaded the Intersect 2.0 to save her captured husband, and lobotomized her.  Just before Quinn could download the Intersect 3.0, Sarah shot him dead.  However, Chuck was forced to download the Intersect 3.0 himself to save General Beckman’s life.

After the deaths of Decker and Quinn, Chuck and his team were offered their jobs with the CIA and NSA back by General Beckman, but they all declined.  As Sarah slowly-but-surely began regaining her memories, Carmichael Industries and Verbanski Corp became partners, with Carmichael Industries providing cyber security, electronic counterespionage, and even technical support, while Verbanski Corp handled more “hands on” security.

Chuck’s family is the most important thing in the world to him.  His parents, Stephen and Mary, were both spies who left the family when he was young in pursuit of their craft (Mary was forced to spend 20 years undercover with Alexei Volkoff, while Stephen went off-the-grid to find her).  His older sister, Ellie, practically raised him.  She married her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb, in 2009, and they had their first child, Clara, on January 31, 2011.  His best friend since childhood is Morgan Grimes, who joined the team in 2010 as auxiliary support.  He’s also had a few girlfriends in his life – Jill Roberts, his first serious girlfriend to whom he lost his virginity to his first year of college, Lou Palone in 2007, and Hannah Smith in 2010.  Chuck began dating Sarah, his CIA handler/partner in 2010, after nearly three years working together, and they married on May 16, 2011.

While working for the Buy More, Chuck drove a Nerd Herder (a Toyota Matrix), a company car that was modified by the government to function as a spy vehicle.  He wears a customized wristwatch (a Rolex Oyster Perpetual) that contains the Governor, which governs his neural network and prevents the Intersect from causing dementia and eventual insanity, as well as a built-in tracking device and two-way radio/listening device.  He carries a Tranquilizer Baby WE Hi-Capa 3.8 (Type 8) as his weapon-of-choice due to it being non-lethal, and owns a CIA-issued SIG-Sauer P229R in 9x19mm for if and when he must carry an actual firearm.  He is a two-time recipient of the Intelligence Star for a “voluntary act or acts of courage performed under hazardous conditions or for outstanding achievements or services rendered with distinction under conditions of grave risk”, earning one for capturing Daniel Shaw and the Ring Elders and one for capturing Alexei Volkoff, one of the world’s most notorious international arms dealers.

Chuck has an official kill count of four people, although he didn’t actually kill any of them – Bernie Ominsky suffered a heart attack while attempting to beat Chuck with a baseball bat, Bill Bergey tripped while attacking Chuck and fell out of a 15-story window, Hunter Perry was actually shot by John Casey, and Daniel Shaw was shot in the chest by Chuck, but fell off a bridge and into the water in Paris and was later revealed to be alive.

Judge Elizabeth Cara “Liz” Donnelly, NYSS Edit

A New York Supreme Court Judge

Professor (Dr.) Charles Edward “Charlie” Eppes, Ph.D., FBI Edit

A Civilian Consultant for the FBI Los Angeles Field Office’s Violent Crimes Squad, Charlie Eppes is a Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Science & Technology.  His recruitment to the Bureau by his older brother, FBI Special Agent Don Eppes, has led to numerous case resolutions and jumpstarted the field of forensic mathematics throughout the FBI.

In addition, Charlie has also consulted for the National Security Agency, the Los Angeles Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and other government agencies.  He has TS/SCI security clearance, and has received FBI tactical and firearms training, but does not own or carry a weapon.  He drives a Toyota Prius, and is married to Professor Amita Eppes (née Ramanujan).  He was Don’s best man at his wedding to AUSA Robin Brooks.

A child prodigy, Charlie graduated from high school at the same time as his older brother who is five years older than him.   He attended Princeton University, and graduated at the age of 16.  During his first semester at Princeton, he met and befriended Prof. Lawrence Fleinhardt, his quantum physics teacher; he and Larry became fast friends and eventually colleagues at CalSci.  It was his paper on the Eppes Convergence, which concerned asymptotics of Hermitian random matricies, which made him a star in his field.  He has also been working on cognitive emergence theory (“the mathematics of the brain”) off and on since Princeton.  By 2010, Charlie has multiple Ph.D.s, is a recipient of the Milton Prize and a nominee for the Fields Medal.

In 2010, Charlie and Amita were both offered positions as visiting professors at Cambridge University.  He and his wife both returned to America a year later, and were welcomed back to CalSci and the FBI with open arms.

Professor Anita Gibson (née Van Buren), M.P.A., Lt., NYPD (Ret.) Edit

The former Commander of the NYPD 27th Precinct Detective Squad, Prof. Anita Gibson (formerly Van Buren) retired from active duty in 2010 with the rank of Lieutenant after a 28-year career.  She is now a teacher at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (her alma mater).

Prof. Gibson joined the NYPD in 1982.  She spent five years as a patrol officer and seven years in the Narcotics Division before being promoted to Lieutenant and given command of the 27th Precinct Detective Squad, replacing Captain Don Cragen who had transferred to the Anti-Corruption Task Force.  In 1998, then-Lt. Van Buren took the Captain’s exam, but was passed over for promotion in favor of a white woman with the same score and less seniority and she attempted to sue the department for discrimination; as a result of her lawsuit, she was never even considered for promotion again.

Prof. Gibson is married to Frank Gibson since 2010.  She is divorced from her ex-husband, Donald Van Buren, with whom she has two children, Ric and Stefan.  She has a Master’s degree in policy and administration from John Jay which she earned while on active duty, and carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36 in .38 Special as her personal sidearm.  In 1994, she was forced to use her weapon to defend herself when she was accosted at an ATM.

Judge Jamie Ross, NYSS Edit

A New York Supreme Court Judge

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