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The actors underwent real police training for the show
To more accurately depict cops, the actors got actual police and gun training. The cast got together with the Glendale Police Department for a “boot camp” of training which included a tactical shooting house. Show star Andre Braugher, who plays Captain Holt, said of the training:
We don’t want to get lazy and we want to play cops to the best of our ability because if we lose our credibility entirely, the comic foundations will fall apart. We want audiences to believe that we’re a bunch of goofball cops rather than comedians who decided to put on police uniforms.
Good on them for wanting to get their roles right and realistically!