Detective Jonathan Goodrem is a man who grew up loving the notion of law enforcement. He started his career as a city officer, and over time became thrilled with the idea of investigating crime scenes. While he loved the city, it was in the city that he realized that his ideals didn't mesh with his colleagues, and felt that it would only get worse. Due to his intolerance for certain levels of police brutality, he was transferred to a small precinct in the suburban community of Mercer, where he became partners with Michael Hayes. While still retaining his tough side when it comes to his work, his good side shows that he can get the job done without being ruthless.