Throughout the Series Edit
McGintley retired shortly before the Pilot, making room for Holt to become the new captain of the 99th Precinct. Through flashbacks we see how much of a casual attitude he had towards the precinct. When the Nine-Nine were doing "fire extinguisher roller chair derby", McGintley merely mumbled an "okay" and returned to his office.
In 99, it's later revealed that he has passed away. The squad attends his funeral in Los Angeles.
As captain, he had a lax attitude that was appreciated by Jake. While Jake liked Captain McGintley because it meant he could do what he want, Amy took an opposing view, stating that he was a terrible captain.
As stated by Jake, "McGintley would literally let you do anything you wanted if you gave him a hamburger." "... He was always an hour late... and hungover."