|Full Name||Hailey Upton|
|Affiliation||Chicago Police Department|
|Department||Intelligence Unit |
|Relationships||Adam Ruzek (ex-boyfriend)
Jay Halstead (close friend/partner)
|Seasons||4, 5, 6|
|Portrayed by||Tracy Spiridakos|
Hello this is Detective Hailey Upton she is the most recent addition to District 21's Intelligence Unit.
As a child, Upton ran a corner store in Greek town with her father. When it was robbed in 2003, she stayed by the desk of Sergeant Trudy Platt, who was part of a Robbery-Homicide unit at the time, until it was solved, all the while worrying for the health of her father. It was this that inspired Upton to become a policewoman, where she originally became a member of that same Robbery-Homicide unit.
Upton was first partnered with Erin Lindsay in her first days at Intelligence before Lindsay chose to accept a job application to the FBI in New York. She is now partnered with Detective Jay Halstead, with whom she relates to on a personal level.
Initially, Jay and Hailey were on uneasy terms with one another on a case that brought her unit against his. However, after joining Intelligence, their relationship slowly begins to smooth out; both become good friends and partners with one another by the time Lindsay leaves for New York.
Throughout their time as partners, they have relied on each other as confidants and for comfort. Hailey is the first to suggest Jay get some help after an undercover operation gone awry triggers traumatic relapses for him. She often asks for updates regarding his sessions and is happy to know that it benefits him. She is also the first to tend to Jay after he gets shot in "Endings", crying even after knowing he is okay. Likewise, Jay visits her after a similar operation turned personal for Hailey and shared a drink with her.
Like with Jay, she initially was on uneasy terms with Adam, but later becomes friends with him after joining Intelligence.
While rarely partnered with Ruzek, she is often the one to keep him in line, and is unwilling to blindly follow him in breaking protocol. They were both, from Bad Boys to Sacrifice, in a romantic relationship with one another, wherein they have broken up on mutual terms.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Hailey is left-handed.
- She uses a Glock 19 as her sidearm.
- For the few instances she is seen using a police car, she has so far driven a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and a slightly modified Ford Taurus Police Interceptor; the latter is shared by the team (save for Voight).
|Season 4 Appearances|
|"The Silos"||"Made a Wrong Turn"||"All Cylinders Firing"||"Big Friends, Big Enemies"||"A War Zone"|
|"Some Friend"||"300,000 Likes"||"A Shot Heard Around the World"||"Don't Bury This Case"||"Don't Read the News"|
|"You Wish"||"Sanctuary"||"I Remember Her Now"||"Seven Indictments"||"Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"|
|"Emotional Proximity"||"Remember the Devil"||"Little Bit of Light"||"Last Minute Resistance"||"Grasping for Salvation"|
|"Fagin"||"Army of One"||"Fork in the Road"|
|Season 5 Appearances|
|"Reform"||"The Thing About Heroes"||"Promise"||"Snitch"||"Home"|
|"Fallen"||"Care Under Fire"||"Politics"||"Monster"||"Rabbit Hole"|