The Wire
The Wire

Robert "Bobby" Reed is a major and commander of the Internal Investigations Division in the Baltimore Police Department. He is loyal to Ervin Burrell's administration and prioritizes the reputation of the department over effective police work.


Season 1

Reed investigated the brutality charges filed against Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski for blinding a teenager in one eye. Reed dismissed the witnesses based upon their criminal records but suspends Prez from street duty pending a Grand Jury hearing. ("The Buys")

After the Barksdale detail caught Damien Price, State Senator Davis's driver receiving cash payments from the Barksdale Organization, Reed intervened when the detail attempted to investigate Price and Davis. ("Lessons")

After Greggs's shooting, the Barksdale detail and drug enforcement units were ordered to raid drug houses. Daniels withheld the Barksdale stash house to ensure the wiretap was not compromised. Reed confronted Daniels about withholding targets. ("The Hunt")

Reed met with Daniels and Burrell to discuss the Barksdale investigation. ("Cleaning Up")

Season 3

Reed attended the weekly ComStat meetings of Ervin Burrell and William Rawls. He later deliberated with the two to discuss Howard Colvin and Hamsterdam.

Season 4

Reed briefly appeared as Burrell contemplates the best method to retain his appointed position as commissioner. ("Misgivings")



Season 1
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" * "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 3
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings" *
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"

*Uncredited appearance.