"District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. [These are their stories.]"
At the helm of the Intelligence Unit is Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety and security of the city he loves. It's not unknown for him to be an ally one minute and worst enemy the next. Working hand-in-hand with Voight is Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda). More level-headed and honest than his counterpart, Antonio put his reservations about Voight aside to help the Intelligence Unit track down Chicago's most dangerous criminals while acting as a role model for the younger officers.
Rising through the ranks in the Intelligence Unit is Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), a brash young detective who earned his spot on the team with the aid of Antonio's endorsement. Halstead's partner is tough, no-nonsense Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush). Lindsay grew up on the street, but was lifted to a better life when Voight took her in as a teenager. Halstead and Lindsay's close working relationship may be shifting into something more personal, but won't if Voight has anything to do with it.
The precinct also includes Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas), an experienced undercover detective and confidant for Voight, Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), a quick-witted cadet plucked from the police academy to join Olinsky on undercover assignments, Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), a charismatic uniformed patrolman who loves to throw a great party, Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), a uniformed patrol officer who strives to one day become a part of the elite Intelligence Unit, and Sheldon Jin (Archie Kao), the neat and meticulous detective in charge of surveillance and tech ops.
From Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf and the team behind "Chicago Fire", comes "Chicago PD", a gripping, character-driven new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect.
"Chicago PD" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are executive producers and writers; Peter Jankowski and Danielle Gelber are executive producers; Joe Chappelle is executive producer and director.