Sergeant Hodgins is a member of the police force on Craggy Island. It appears that he does not like his job very much and grudgingly does it in order to keep the island safe.

In the Series 2 episode Old Grey Whistle Theft he approaches Ted at the parochial house and questions him about his car before later appearing in a Garda helicopter above John and Mary's shop following the disappearance of Mr. Benson's beloved grey whistle. The two of them later show up at the parochial house before the culprit is revealed to be Damien Lennon.