NYC 22 follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of rookie mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and the people they swore to protect.
Field Training Officer Daniel "Yoda" Dean supervises six rookie cops as they navigate through their first day at upper Manhattan's 22nd Precinct.
During the rookies' first midnight duty, Lazarus and Tonya try to stop rival gangs from moving in after a drug dealer's house is firebombed. Meanwhile, Jackpot and Ahmad are shadowed by a rap star who is playing a cop in an upcoming movie.
White House and Jackpot uncover a secret while questioning a man who thwarted a bank robbery. Meanwhile, Kenny's authoritative father, Deputy Inspector Jack McLaren, comes to the 22nd Precinct, and Lazarus meets up with the Shannon bar thug.
Kenny and Lazarus try to find a suspect before he detonates a bomb at a public rally. Meanwhile, Tonya and White House help a lost boy find his mother and Ahmad and Jackpot transport a van of rowdy prisoners.
Yoda recalls his days as a rookie when a drug lord from the 1980s is paroled and seeks revenge on those responsible for his arrest. Also, Tonya and Kenny raid a brothel, while Ahmad and White House help a charismatic hustler who is being chased by a loan shark.
Ahmad is forced to make a quick decision when he thinks Apple is in danger after robbers hold up a bar with off-duty cops inside.
Kenny and Ahmad search for a suspected rapist among the chaos of a Harlem block party. Meanwhile, White House and Jackpot discover human remains which were dug up from a backyard.
Kenny and Ahmad discover there's more to the story when an Ivy League student robs the man who's been mentoring him. Meanwhile, Jackpot and White House are befriended by a young boy, and Lazarus and Tonya try to stop teens from harassing a couple.
Jackpot and White House are first on the scene after a car crash leaves a pregnant woman and her husband trapped. Meanwhile, a plum assignment with a veteran detective isn't what it seems for Kenny and Ahmad, and Lazarus and Tonya guard a raided PCP lab.
White House and Jackpot try to talk a jumper down from the ledge of a building. Meanwhile, Lazarus and Tonya must locate the parents of a minor involved in a hate crime. Also, a missing dog's owner causes headaches for Kenny and Ahmad.
Kenny and Ahmad investigate when a bodega owner shoots two men accused of kidnapping his daughter. Meanwhile, recent muggings at a local prep school hit close to home for Lazarus, and White House and Jackpot escort an injured prisoner to the hospital.
Lazarus digs deeper when an anonymous Good Samaritan who helped him save a boy from a burning building disappears. Meanwhile, Tonya and Ahmad work undercover on a drug deal, and Kenny and Jackpot find themselves trapped by a live alligator.
Lazarus and Tonya must convince tenants to evacuate their condemned building before the wrecking ball arrives. Meanwhile, Kenny and Ahmad try to find a pickpocket among a group of vendors, and Jackpot and White House patrol a street ball tournament.