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


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


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


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

You would be the John Nolan of the NYPD.


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


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

Nolan: Hector stepped up and did the right thing.
Hector: I didn’t do it for you.
Nolan: It doesn’t matter. The right thing is the right thing.
Hector: Is he for real?
Harper: Yup.

The only way to show you I’m a good cop is to show you I’m a good cop.


Harper: Nothing like getting hit on by a 12-year-old delinquent to get your day started.
Fletcher: Hey yo, I’m 15.
Nolan: Not better.

Bradford: The last time I gave you romantic advice I pushed you towards Caleb and you almost died.
Lucy: That’s ridiculous. There was no reason to suspect anything. What happened…what happened wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t mine either. Look, I wouldn’t ask your advice if I didn’t value your opinion.

Agent Banks: Nyla was the most hardcore U.C. I’ve ever seen. She could lie to God himself and get away with it.
Grey: You don’t say. That’s surprising because she always tells me the truth, don’t you detective?
Harper: Absolutely, Sir.

The Rookie Quotes

Grief is grief. It’s a hole that can’t be filled but over time it will shrink enough so that you won’t fall in every time you take a step. If there’s one thing you can use to make you a better cop, it will be her life, not her death.

Officer Bradford

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

Officer Bradford