|Chief Constable Davis|
|Seen|| "The Great Wall"|
"Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!"
"House of Industry"
"Hell to Pay"
|Mentioned||"Raised On Robbery"|
|Job|| Chief Constable (formerly)
City Records Clerk
Chief Constable Jeffrey Davis was the chief constable after Chief Constable Giles.
He is a greedy, corrupt and racist man, whose former station house (Number 5) is rife with corruption. He was found to be guilty of fraud and tried to frame Brackenreid for it.
In The Great Wall, while he was Inspector at Station House 5, one of his constables was murdered in a suspicious manner. His detective (Hamish Slorach) was sick and William Murdoch was assigned to investigate. Davis did not like Murdoch's methods of investigation and wanted to charge an innocent man, purely because he was Chinese. He then tried to obstruct and cover up any investigation into his own men. Once it was proven that another constable from Station House Five had killed his fellow officer during an argument. Heartbroken at the thought one of his men had killed another, he let the detective take him in.
In Colour Blinded, Davis became Chief Constable after his predecessor Giles was sadly outed as a homosexual. When a white man is murdered in a black church, Davis is quick offend the black churchgoers, encourage racial profiling, and accused an innocent black man, smearing his name in the press. Murdoch doesn't arrest the suspect, resulting in him being assaulted by three men, leading to a visit to Station House Four by the accused and Alderman Hubbard. Though Brackenreid apologizes on the constabulary's behalf, Davis refused to admit that he was in error.
In House of Industry, after a corrupt constable, Peakes, from Station House Five is revealed to have killed his partner and he himself is killed in a confrontation with Murdoch, Davis visits Murdoch and Brackenreid and claimed that there was no further police corruption, but Brackenreid was not so convinced.
In Bl..dy H.ll, Davis arranges for Brackenreid to be disgraced by turning his own sting operation against him and charged him with racketeering. He then struck a deal with Brackenreid, allowing the Inspector to resign and be remanded to the accounting division at City Records to keep his pension and thus keep his family out of the poor house. In doing so, Brackenreid discovered evidence of fraud for equipment that was never delivered to any police station house and reported it to his superior, Dilbert, who reported his findings to the higher ups. As the fraud scheme began after Davis' induction as chief constable, Davis reacted by hitting Dilbert over the head and stealing all the incriminating documents that would've expose him and the corrupt members of the Board of Control.
But that was not the end of it. Murdoch and Crabtree were investigating the Hungarian woman who foiled Brackenreid's sting and learned that the woman was actually a cross-dresser named Theodore Szabo, who Davis struck a deal with in exchange for clearing his indiscretions. They then purposely have a loud argument for Davis to hear, in which he learns that they're onto Szabo. He goes to Szabo's apartment and ordered the man to leave town, unaware that Murdoch was having their conversation recording, giving him and Brackenreid evidence that Davis set the Inspector up. Davis is brought to Station House Four's Interview Room as the recording is played before Chief Crown Attorney Gordon and Alderman Hubbard. Davis was then arrested. Brackenreid, with his resignation rescinded, struck a new deal with Davis, getting him to admit to assault, fraud, racketeering and the names of his co-conspirators, in exchange for taking his former accounting position to save his pension.
In the Season 10 finale, Hell to Pay, Davis returns. Because he was "retired" not prosecuted in Bl..dy H.ll, demoted to the City Records, the newly elected member to the Board of Control Franklin Williams, who has been corrupted by the rich and ruthless Robert Graham, has re-instated Davis as Chief Constable. How can such high level corruption and crimes ever be overcome? When last seen, he had a gun to Brackenreid's head.