Captain Ray Holt takes over Brooklyn's 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective who's used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago, Jake's over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz, a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle, Jake's best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti, the precinct's sarcastic administrator.
Their unit is BIGGER than your unit.
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Did You Know?
The pitch for the show to TV executives centered around creating police-precinct characters reminiscent of those in The Office
(2005) or Parks and Recreation
(2009). As a result, creators Michael Schur
and Daniel J. Goor
set off a bidding war in 2012, and quickly sold the idea to Fox before a script was ever written. Andy Samberg
was not part of the proposed series until he suddenly became available after leaving Saturday Night Live
(1975) after seven seasons. See more
CORRECT-GOOF: Holt carries a revolver rather than a semiautomatic like Jake, Rosa, Amy, Charles and Terry do because the NYPD allowed any officer who purchased a revolver prior to the department's switchover to semiautomatics in 1994--such as Holt, who had been with the department since the 1970s--to keep them. See more
Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys