Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) takes over Brooklyn's 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented but carefree detective who's used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Jake's over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Jake's best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), 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
Captain Holt pays particular attention to procedure and yet the holster he wears is incredibly unsafe. It features a thumb-break retention strap that can interfere with drawing his revolver during a confrontation. It also leaves the trigger-guard of his revolver uncovered, increasing the likelihood of a negligent discharge while drawing or holstering, and making it possible for someone trying to take his revolver to fire it in the holster. See more
Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys