Detective Joe West is Barry Allen's surrogate father and the father of Iris West. He works for the Central City Police Department.

Detective West is fully aware of Barry's secret identity but asked his stepson to keep Iris in the dark about The Flash for her safety. 

Detective Joe West Quotes

Alright, the only red-suited guy I want in this house right now is Kris Kringle. You got it?


Barry: I think maybe they got... whammied.
Joe: Did you just say whammy?

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The Flash Quotes

You didn't call, you didn't write, didn't race over...


You're starting to do that thing Oliver does, Barry. Carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You gotta stop that, man. It's gonna slow you down.