Quentin Chase was an officer with the New York City Police Department. When he met "Hero for Hire", Luke Cage, at a murder scene, Chase initially suspected Cage of being a suspect. Chase insisted on acquiring Cage's Social Security Card so that he could do a background check on the Hero. At the time, Cage was technically an escaped convict and his criminal past unknown to the public.
Despite his initial skepticism of Cage and his motives, Chase was a caring, credible, and effective police officer. He teamed up with Cage to take down the racist terrorist Wildfire, as well as assisting him against the vengeful brothers Spear and Mangler.