This article offers a timeline based on dates given in the Police Quest Casebook. As the book is said to be 'original stories based on the games', it may not necessarily match up with the games events (or alternate dates in the games).

Note:Most of the dates originate from the chapter, "Mug Shots and Profiles", which gives birthdates for various characters the games and in some cases the novels (the Casebook novels offer many alternate characters and situations from the games). Some of these dates are based off of dates from PQ2 or PQ3. PQ1VGA is ignored other than use of screenshots (as it represents an alternative reboot of the series).


7/27: John Dooley is born.
10/20: Carla Reed is born.
12/19: George Pate is born.
2/10: Donald Block is born.
3/26: Kenneth Mills is born.
9/3: Otto Lipshitz is born.
10/20: Jack Cobb is born.
12/25: Jack Jackson is born.
12/4: Don Hadley is born.
6/3: Gene Bamboni is born.
11/19: Mario Gelepsi is born.
12/14: Art Serabian is born.
2/19: Donald Colby is born.
4/10: Laura Watts is born.
4/22: Fletcher Hall is born.
3/15: Carol Grounds is born.
5/22: Oscar Hamilton is born.
10/9: Jason Taselli is born.
1/6: Hal Bottoms is born.
1/10: Steve Rocklin is born.
1/11: Nora Hayes is born.
3/17: James Morgan is born.
5/18: Keith Robinson is born.
8/9: Sam Nobles is born.
8/23: Sherman Saxton is born.
11/2: Reginald Tate is born.
11/30: Jesse Hiram Bains is born.
3/15: Leon Stygian is born.
9/24: Hector De La Cruz is born.
9/21: Lloyd Pratt is born.
1/27: Phillip Jurica is born.
3/16: Pat Morales is born.
9/21: Michael Bains is born.
11/29: Jim Varaz is born.
8/8: Steve Johnson is born.
4/3: John Carey & Jim Pierson are born.
2/19: Bob Hickman is born.
11/19: Joe Bob Griese is born.
2/14: Marie Wilkans is born.
6/30: Sonny Bonds is born.
3/17: Bert Arnold is born.
3/20: Katherine Hickman is born.
7/28: Lonny West is born.
9/7: Luella Parker is born.
5/19: Malcolm Allen is born.
10/5: Teddy Baker is born.
10/31: Dennis Walker is born.
11/25: Neil Schmall is born.
12/2: Mike Holland is born.
2/14: Woody Roberts is born.
3/15: Mitchell Thurman is born.
2/6: Orpheus Hanley is born.
4/23: James Simpson is born.
12/19: Julie Chester is born.
12/15: Bernadette Washington is born.
2/15: Helen Hots is born.
2/28: Luis Pate is born.
4/14: Victor Simms is born.
8/1: Juan Jose Ruiz is born.
8/20: Danny Daniels is born.
5/6: Kristy Bilden is born.
Hannah Small is born.
5/9: Raymond Jones III is born.
5/14: Paul Kroewcrank is born.
11/20: Rene Garcia is born.
3/10: Sherry Moore is born.
7/4: Kim Chee is born.
1/12: Bruce Woodbury is born.
6/18: Wendy James is born.
7/30: Alvin Hooper is born.
6/29: Herbie Lewis is born.
9/29: Nicolette Rogers
4/1: Emmo Jones is born.
Fletcher Hall is instrumental in the capture of mass murderer Slinkard Pington.[1]
Kenneth Mills wins Silver Medal during 1982 World Games in biathlon as member of Team U.S.A.
A censurable report was was issued to Laura Watts for her role as "the Gremlin".
5/31: Bobby Washington is born.
8/18: Valerie Hickman is born.
12/4: Stolen gun.[2]
Art Serabian is elected to MADD Most Wanted list.
10/10: LaSondra Washington is born.
Dennis Walker is arrested for Tressoassing, Disorderly Conduct, Assault, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Dennis Walker is paroled after serving 2 years of a 12-year sentence.
Open Season begins.


There are essentially two timelines in the book, the ones that appear in the novels, and the ones that appear in the Hintbook sections/Mugshots chapter.

PQ4 Novel notes
  • Charred remnants of the 1992 L.A. Riots are seen in the streets (the date isn't actually mentioned but the famous event is).[3] They occured 'last year' [4] Setting the novel in 1993.
  • Donald Block had 16 years experience as a detective, in robbery, vice, and for the last six years homicide.[5]
  • Carey taught at the Academy three years before. He taught Malcolm Allen evidene procedures there.[6]
  • Women about 30.[7]
  • bobby was 7 or 8.[8]
  • Raymond was booked 17 months ago, released five months ago.[9]
  • Varaz started his sting operation 4 months before story.[10]
  • Varaz and Hickman worked together for the last 8 months.[11]
  • Quantum brand has been on the market for 3 months.[12]
  • Eudora Thurman visited Dennis Walker for the last sixteen months.[13]
  • Dennis Walker and Mitchell Thurman spent the last two years in prison together.[14]
  • Mitchel Thurman was released from prison eight weeks before[15], or three months before[16].
  • Eudora was collecting funds over the last year and a half.[17]
  • Luella Parker was age 34.[18]
  • Regency Epoxy was bought one month before.[19].
  • Thurman served a five years jail term on a drug charge.[20]
PQ1 novel notes
  • Marvin Hoffman ID includes information DOB 6/2/56, and exp 6/2/96. The Leroy Pierson ID includes information DOB, 4/28/55 and expiration 4/28/96.
Hotel Delphoria has played host to a number of rolling card games in the last year or so.
PQ2 novel notes
  • Bains was arrested one year before.
  • 1966 Corvette
  • 1986 Chevrolet.
  • Slinkard Pington case 10 years before, killed five women over 16 months.
  • Marie Wilkans sent a letter six months before, after three months of therapy.
  • Sonny and Marie started dating 4 months ago.
  • Wade Tilson hadn't been on a hunting trip for more than a year. Wife reported it stolen two weeks before.
  • Sonny slapped with a 30 day suspension, and a transfer to traffic patrol, to serve 'indefinitely'.
PQ3 novel notes
Sonny was threatened with a possible displinary action eight months before, after killing Jesse Bains.
Pat Morales received reprimands in 1981 for insubordinatio, 1987 for evidence tampering. Charges dropped in 1990.
George Pate worked at the old city jail and moved to downtown almost two years before. After his son's death he moved back to Corrections.
Bains kidnapped Marie a year ago.
Sonny had given Marie a music box two years before.
Rocklin went to prison for five years on two counts, paroled in 1988, and serving three years probation.
Dent DOB March 15, 1935.
1973 Ford Pinto.
General Motors, GTO 1976
Morales developed a drug problem a year ago.
Bains arrived in Lytton in 1989 with plans taking over hte drug trade.
Jesse was jailed in 1989.
Sonny and Marie were wed less than three months before.
Pentagram Gang goes back to the mid-1980s.
Michael bains served in the army for two and a half years, discharged for about three months ago.
Story takes place in autumn or late summer.

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