Chicago PD: What are the characters’ badge numbers?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Closer" Episode 916 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Closer" Episode 916 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

Chicago PD takes its police work very seriously. It’s right there in the title. The characters are placed in the line of fire on a weekly basis, and are forced to wield their badge (and oftentimes their gun) in an effort to preserve justice in the Windy City.

Given the attention paid to authenticity and police protocol, there are fans who may be curious about the details of the IU and how each of the main characters register in the system. A police officer is nothing without their badge, after all.

So what are the badge numbers for each of the main cast members?

What is Voight’s badge number on Chicago PD?

While certain details on the show are subject to change (the age of Jay Halstead comes to mind as a glaring example of a retcon that keeps changing), the badge numbers of each character has been largely consistent.

Voight’s badge number is 32419. As the officer with the most field experience, it makes sense that he would have the lowest number of all the IU members. The only one who came close to Voight in terms of badge number was Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas), who branded the 50037 badge before his death. It’s odd that there’s such a discrepancy between the two numbers, given how closely the two men worked together and the fact that they joined the force around the same time.

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Next up is Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) and Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) who held down the badge numbers of 50259 and 61317 before they decided to leave the department, respectively. They were crucial to the show and the IU, and remain fan favorites.

Moving from characters who are no longer with the show to veterans who are still holding down the fort. Burgess (Marina Squerciati) is badge number 59686, which actually means she joined the force before Lindsay. The same can be said for Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), who comes in with the badge number 51163.

It’s fun to watch the episodes and pause to double-check the badges on each character, because the showrunners have gone out of their way to preserve these numbers (and the grounded reality of the show). Try it out next time you’re binging PD.

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