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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Officer Pete Malloy 174 episodes, 1968-1975
...  Officer Jim Reed 174 episodes, 1968-1975
Shaaron Claridge ...  Dispatcher / ... 166 episodes, 1968-1975
...  Sgt. MacDonald 129 episodes, 1968-1975
Fred Stromsoe ...  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 "one" in "One Adam 12" stood for the area of the division, in which they were stationed, "Adam" referred to the type of car they drove (a two-man patrol car) and "12" was for the area they patrolled. However, "one" was the code for Central Division (downtown). Since the unit was shown working in Rampart Division, the actual call sign should have been "Two Adam 12" See more »

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At the opening of every episode, the radio announcer makes a call to Adam-12 and reports some crime in progress. Adam-12 then speeds to the scene - without the benefit of the address. See more »

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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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At one point the opening credits changed from taking place during the day to taking place at night. See more »

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Reed and Malloy to the rescue
28 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Adam-12 is the best cop show before Cagney & Lacey, & NYPD Blue. Martin Millner plays Officer Pete Malloy Badge #744 and his partner Officer Jim Reed Badge #2430 played by Kent McCord was great.

After the first season of the show, there were changes. The 8 point caps that they wear changed to round. Reed's hair grow in every season. and they begain to wear nametags in the second season.

I like it.

I give it *****.


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