The Strike Team was based on the Las Angeles Police Departments Rampart Division's corrupt anti-gang unit
Detective Shane Vendrell's badge number is 714, the same as Detective Joe Friday's on the 1951 version of Dragnet.
The Barn is a deconsecrated church.
Average episodes are filmed in seven days.
Farmington is a fictional district in Los Angeles.
The cast had to undergo police weapons and tactics training for the series.
Vic Mackey's TV daughter Cassidy is played by Michael Chiklas's real-life daughter Autumn.
The Strike Team was based on the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division's corrupt anti-gang unit.
Ep. 1 Pilot To help preserve the intensity, the first commercial break didn't occur until 30 minutes into the episode.
Ep. 1 Pilot The final musical clip features all characters except Julien. Footage was shot for this character, involving him having oral sex performed on him by a man, but it was decided prior to transmission that this was a slow-build storyline that they didn't want to reveal this early on in the series.
Ep. 12 Possible Kill Screen Vic's full name is Victor Samuel Mackey.