Captain Raymond Jacob "Ray" Holt is the Captain of The 99th Precinct. He is strict and sticks to the cop rules of its handbook.


Holt's mother is a federal judge on the ninth circuit. He calls her "Your honor" when speaking to her on the phone.[1][2]

When Holt was seven years old, he would sneak into his father's study and peek at his father's antiqued globes. Holt also kept a diary when he was younger.

Prior to becoming captain of the 99th precinct, Holt spent eight years in the public affairs office.[3] During his career, he arrested over six hundred people.[4] He has been an openly gay cop since 1987.

When Peralta was acting as his bodyguard, Captain Holt received several facetious nicknames (Stone Eagle, Cold Mountain, Ice Veins, and Bad Boy).[5]

In one episode, we find out that Holt's middle name is Jacob, causing Peralta to say "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT".

He is married to Kevin Cozner and lives with him and a dog called Cheddar.

At the end of Johnny and Dora, he announces he is leaving the Nine-Nine, taking Gina along with him to fulfill his promotion. He is replaced by Seth Dozerman.

In the Season Three premiere, New Captain's first duty is overseeing that the new mascot for NYPD gets named. He is later made to wear the suit by Wuntch.

After catching The Oolong Slayer, Jake peralta bribes Chief Garmin into bringing him back to the 99th Precinct.

New York Herald clipping, Pilot

Openly Gay Captain Appointed
By Karen Mitchell
Staff Writer
Captain Ray Holt was just appointed as the first openly gay homosexual active police captain in New York City.
Detectives at Precinct 99 in Brooklyn New York will now be under Holt's command in what many city officials are calling a brave move towards equality in one of the nations most controversial police communities.
Capt. Holt began service with the rank of Probationary Police Officer, alternatively referred to as PPO, or informally within the department, as a Probie.
After six months of training at the Police Academy and after successfully completing various Academic, Physical and Tactical tests Capt. Holt graduated the Police Academy and was promoted to the rank of Police Officer and receive a corresponding pay grade increase.
[Details about NYPD rank structure]
"Cap ppointment [sic] by the upper brass of the New York Police Department is definitively a welcome shift in hiring procedures which our city so desperately needs," said Council Member Junita Martin.
Many critics and proponents of openly gay police officers will be watching Capt. Holt's department closely and he is expected to undergo many departmental reviews over the next month as the city increases inspections.
Detective-Investigators are the type most people associate with the term "detective" and are the ones most frequently portrayed on television and in the movies.
"Turner and Hooch, that is my favorite detective movie of all time," said Capt. Holt on Tuesday at a press conference in Brooklyn.
[More generic text on the work of a detective]


  • He saw John William Weichselbraun perform "Bach's oboe Sonata in G Minor" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, before being escorted out for gasping too loudly.[6]
  • He is the founder of the African-American Gay and Lesbian New York City Policeman's Association (AAGLNYCPA).[7]
  • While he prides himself that he doesn't lie, the corner of his mouth moves when he does. [8]
  • Holt has a tattoo in an undisclosed location. It is also unknown what the tattoo is of (Coral Palms Pt. 1)
  • He is right-handed.


Holt: "I apologize, Marshall Boone, for Detective Peralta's actions, something I find myself doing quite frequently".[9]