Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Chicago P.D. is an intense police procedural with blood, gore, menace, and violence in each episode. The show's central characters are police detectives, and they investigate a wide variety of gruesome and sordid crimes. Viewers can expect to see gun battles, sometimes many in a single episode, officers suddenly killed, pools of blood and dead bodies. Sometimes the dead bodies are also mutilated: a headless torso with stab wounds, a severed arm floating in a vat of hydrochloric acid. Drugs are frequently discussed in the context of criminal investigations, and characters drink onscreen and visit bars. Some of the show's detectives are single and dating; there are references to their sex life and some kissing and flirting onscreen. There are also references to sexual practices such as auto-erotic asphyxiation and group sex. Many of the show's characters are complex, and may not always do the right thing or learn from their mistakes.
Several characters are single and dating; there are references to one-night stands, dating and onscreen canoodling (but it is brief and generally confined to suggestive kissing). There are also references to sexual practices such as auto-erotic asphyxiation, and shots of women in underwear performing erotic dances.
Frequent and intense violence: gun battles and shootings with blood, death, and gore; shots of severed limbs and dead bodies; characters are frequently in jeopardy and thrust suddenly into menace.
The occasional curse word: "damn," "hell."
The Chicago P.D. team is on the side of law and order and protects victims of crime, but the tone is generally dark and gives the impression that the world is filled with bad guys.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Drugs are frequently discussed in context with criminal cases; some scenes take place in bars, with characters drinking (though no one acts drunk).