Detective Michael Hitchcock is a main character of the show. He is an older male detective at The 99th Precinct. His partner is Scully, who is equally lazy.


Hitchcock's first year of service with the NYPD is unspecified, but by the time of the how he is an aging, lazy detective who by his own admission does "nothing all day." He is best friends with Det. Scully, with whom he has worked for almost thirty years.[2] At Captain Holt's party, they were confused for being romantic partners who work together.

The degree of Scully and Hitchcock's laziness is indicated in The Apartment, where it's revealed that in a year, they had made fourteen arrests between them. Captain Holt wasn't happy with that number, but Terry points out that it's 'six more than last year'. In comparison, Jake alone made seventy-eight arrests in the same 12-month period.

Hitchcock is implied to have once been a much better, harder-working detective than he is in the present day. For one thing, he survived service with the NYPD in the 1980s, a time when "New York City was basically The Purge," according to Terry. Consequently, Hitchcock has more arrests on record than anyone else in the 99th Precinct, even though he has made virtually no arrests for years. Hitchcock didn't even know of his arrest record until Terry told him, upon which Hitchcock got a tattoo of himself with a pistol in his mouth.

Running Gag

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Hitchcock's initial reaction to any situation seems to be to take off his shirt. It has become a recurring situation on the show. Hitchcock is repeatedly shown to be somewhat perverted.


  • Get woke, Scully!
  • [When Terry asks "What are you *doin* all day?"] Nothin'. Why, do you wanna hang out?
  • You wanna go, you gotta go.

Behind the Scenes


  • Hitchcock has a tattoo of himself with a gun in his mouth, on his right bicep.
  • Hitchcock is lactose intolerant, as revealed in Boyle's Hunch.



  1. (As seen in Boyle's dream in the episode The Big House Part 1)
  2. The Party