|Portrayed by:||Nina Lisandrello|
Tess is a very forgiving, easygoing person. However, she can also be very sarcastic, direct, and outspoken, especially when dealing with criminals and suspects. Tess is having a secret affair with Joe, which may stem from low self-esteem in the dating department.
Tess is tall and attractive, with dark skin and long brown hair.
Tess has five brothers. According to her, two of her five brothers met their wives on the force. She was also once forced to partner with Detective Wolansky for two years.
After her partnership with Detective Wolansky ended, Tess gained a new partner, Catherine. In late 2012, Tess became especially troubled by the feeling that Cat was keeping something from her, especially after Catherine started to sneak off and leave Tess behind while they're working. This carried on for a while, until Tess was force to confront Catherine about her recent behavior after she disobeyed Joe and got herself suspended from the force and Tess assigned to desk duties. However, they made up a couple hour later after Catherine apologized and got their position back by solving Judge Hanson's murder case.
Tess and Joe in 2012.("Saturn Returns")
Tess and Joe, who's married, are having an affair with to each other. Once when Catherine came to her asking for advise on who to take to her father's wedding, Tess delved that she once took Joe to one of her brother's wedding.