At some point, McNally rose in the rank of the New Gotham Police Department to become a detective where he was partnered with Jesse Reese on investigations; he would be slightly entertained as he listened to Reese's theories of how New Gotham City was changing as there were unexplainable events occurring with the city's criminals.
With Detective Reese, McNally saw the body of Willie Cortez; he hypothesized that it was the murder in a botched drug deal. McNally decided to scout for witnesses, but Reese, inspecting the knife in the corpse, assured him that none will be found.
- High-level intellect/Expert detective: As a police detective of the Gotham City Police Department, McNally has proven himself a highly skilled detective.
- Expert marksman: As a police detective, McNally was highly skilled in the use of firearms.