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The Squad is a book by Jimmy Brogan about the tough NYPD cops of the 1970's.

Throughout the Series[]

Season One[]

In Old School, Jake admits that the book had a big influence on his childhood, even presenting a book report on it in school. He later mentions that it is one of fifteen books that he has ever read.

The Squad is also one of two major reasons why Jake wanted to be a cop to begin with (the other reason being Die Hard franchise). He later blows the book up after discovering his idol is homophobic towards Captain Raymond Holt and punching Brogan in anger.


  • In the episode, Holt mentions that the book is 35 years old; it thus would have come out around 1978, 35 years before the episode preemie in 2013.