Tamara: Women have been cops in the LAPD for over 100 years now, but does it still feel like you have to act like a man to fit in?
Chen: I think, I think fitting in is a trap. I’ve been sitting between two of the best cops in the state who had to navigate an avalanche of obstacles just to get to the mountain top. They didn’t do it by trying to fit in. They did it by, you know, by being stronger, smarter, more agile. They had to to navigate a system that still believes that being a girl is inherently soft or weak, as though empathy is somehow a liability. There isn’t a guy on the force who can do what these guys can do, and there sure as hell isn’t anyone tougher.

Nolan: I can’t live my life like that, always being suspicious of people, seeing the world as dangerous.
Bradford: The world is dangerous. Being vigilant is the price of admission.

They know the Gladiator cage you’re walking into. You don’t. That’s not volunteering; that’s being used

Bradford

Cops have to be held to a higher standard. Anything less, all hell breaks loose.

Bradford

Nolan: Tell me the truth. Did working the convention as a patrol officer feel like a demotion?
Harper: At first, yes, but then I got a contact anxiety high. I do not miss the constant fear and the lying so much you don’t know what the truth is.

What’s right and what is legal are very often all too different.

Prof. Ryan

Women make up only 12% of law enforcement, but they are attacked almost twice as often as male officers, and yet, male officers are three times more likely to fire their weapons, they are three times more likely to get injured while on duty, and they make up 95% of citizen complaints. Which begs the question, are women just better cops? Oh, you better believe it.

Harper

Jackson: Who knew that getting my ass kicked would get this thing done?
Grey: You could have died.
Jackson: Yeah, well, it was worth it to get the needle moving in the right direction.
Grey: You shouldn’t have to risk your life to get a bad cop fired.

It would be nice to be applauded for something other than almost dying.

Nolan

Graham: My blood pressure must have bottomed out. It happens sometimes.
Nolan: Well given that fun fact how about we disconnect the deadman’s switch?
Graham: That’s not happening.

Being a detective is no longer in your path. You need to make peace with that.

Sgt. Grey

Bradford: What happened to deescalate or it will only make things harder for Jackson?
Chen: I don’t know. That was super weird. I feel like I had a testosterone contact high.

The Rookie Season 3 Quotes

Nolan: I can’t live my life like that, always being suspicious of people, seeing the world as dangerous.
Bradford: The world is dangerous. Being vigilant is the price of admission.

Wesley: Is everything all right?
Angela: No, everything is a dumpster fire. Two cops are dead and I’m here to get a warrant on a friend of mine.
Wesley: Is there anything else bothering you?