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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.
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 Officer Jerry Woods / ... 65 episodes, 1971-1975
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Pete Malloy is a seven year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department working out of the Rampart Division. Unfortunately, after his young partner is killed while investigating a warehouse robbery, Malloy is ready to hand in his resignation. However, on what was supposed to be his last night on the force, he is given the task of breaking in a young rookie officer named Jim Reed. After their first night on patrol, Malloy sees potential in the young rookie and decides to not resign after all, and the two begin a seven year partnership in which the two officers handled cases from the serious (murder, robbery, rape, and drug abuse) to the humorous (children getting caught in awkward situations and the odd husband getting kicked out of the house by his wife. The officers also worked various details from S.W.A.T., and even flew on helicopter patrol. Also, during the next seven years, Reed went from probationary to full fledged officer, and Malloy got promoted to the rank of officer three ... Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Trivia

The patrol cars in the series were not real LAPD cruisers, but were purchased by Universal from Chrysler Corporation and American Motors, and outfitted by the Prop Department to LAPD cruiser specifications. In order, the cars were: 1: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 ("pilot" only); 2: 1968 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 (season one); 3: 1969 Plymouth Belvedere 383 V8 (season two); 4: 1971 Plymouth Satellite 383 V8 (season three); 5: 1972 and 1973 AMC Matador 401 V8 (starting in season four). See more »

Goofs

Many times when the camera shot is of the radio and siren box (when Reed or Malloy talks on the two-way radio), they are clearly talking into a Motorola microphone that is plugged into the siren box instead of the radio. This microphone is used when the public address (P.A.) function of the siren box is used to hail people in-front of the vehicle. Also you can see that there is nothing plugged into the actual radio microphone socket which is located on the lower left side of the radio. See more »

Quotes

Jim Reed: You just have to know how to arrest them and still make them like you. We call it technique.
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Crazy Credits

The episode "Elegy for a Pig" was broadcast without the usual opening credits sequence. Instead, the voice of series creator Jack Webb can be heard reading the credits. See more »

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A great "true to life" TV show!
30 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

A great TV Police Show of the 1960's, and in fact only one of the very few that I would ever watch. So good in fact, that I joined the Police in 1970, and was a Police Officer until 2003. Yes, this show was very down to earth with its stories, and a great example of the every day to day duties performed by uniform Police (its the same "Job" all over the world!).


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