And you thought your first day on the job was tough…. See former bar managers, high school teachers, and store clerks leave their old careers behind to tackle one of the toughest jobs in America. Rookies follows new officers from the moment they graduate the police academy to their first days patrolling the streets. For three months these fresh-faced cadets will be riding shotgun with a Field Training Officer (FTO) who will try to teach the rookies how to survive out in the field. But like fraternity brothers hazing new pledges, the veteran cops have a full repertoire of pranks and serious lessons they will use to challenge and teach the new recruits. Some will prove to their field training officers – and themselves – that they have what it takes to be a member of the police force. Others won’t be able to take the heat.