Hoyt has originally been assigned to his training officer Debbie Maxwell and the most action he had seen prior had been at a D.U.I. stop where he helped Officer Maxwell obtain 500 grams of meth in a criminal's dashboard. As a result of this arrest, Hoyt and Maxwell stopped this criminal, who was out on bail for distribution, from murdering his ex-partner prior to his respective trial.
Jake was in a happy marriage with his spouse, Lisa, and was later transferred to be evaluated by decorated yet unknowingly corrupt LAPD officer Alonzo Harris during a 24-hour period. During that entire day, Jake ended up getting drugged, witnessing various illegal procedures including police brutality, harassment and the arranged murder of ex-con Roger and survived being interrogated by Sureño gang leader "Smiley". At the end of the day, Jake, with some minor assistance, helped root out Alonzo from his neighborhoods he had corrupted and ended up being able to walk away with his life at the end of the day.