Malloy and Reed find themselves crossing paths numerous times with Officer Ed Wells, a brash cop who Malloy feels has a reckless disregard for safety. A woman is threatened with a gun by her boyfriend. A man is reported to be attempting to kidnap a young child. A trigger-happy man with a shotgun barricades himself inside his home.moreless
While a fifteen year old boy fights for his life in a hospital after overdosing, the friend who dealt him the drugs threatens suicide after barricading himself in his bedroom with a loaded gun.moreless
After two consecutive shifts which were interrupted by punctured tires, today's shift starts with mundane calls while other officers get all the action. An elderly woman demands assistance aiming her television antenna. A tree becomes uprooted and falls across a street. A group of juvenile delinquents are accused of spray painting a swastika on a homeowner's front lawn. A loud music call is interrupted by a man threatening to jump off the ledge of a building.moreless
Malloy's attempt to calm an unruly bar patron is met with a slug to the face. A routine traffic stop is interrupted by a false alarm domestic dispute call, which proves to be a stroke of good luck for the motorist and the subject of a tongue lashing from Lt. Moore. A disturbance call involving a young woman at an apartment complex ends in tragedy.moreless
During a nighttime patrol, Reed instinctively returns fire in the dark and kills a teenage sniper who attacked the patrol car in a residential area. He is immediately subjected to an intensive interrogation as part of an investigation to determine if the shooting was justified.moreless
A serial bank robber is phoning in fake calls to the department to draw resources away from his next target. The patrol car is plagued by an annoying sound. A home-sick young rancher steals a horse from its stable and escapes into the hills. Upon discovering her boyfriend is a heel, a young woman barricades herself in front of his car.moreless
Reed feels overwhelmed soon after volunteering to find an entertainer for an upcoming police party. Teejay the informant provides a tip about a drug dealer who is leaving town and steeply discounting his supply. A woman and her young daughter are forced onto the street after she loses contact with her unemployed husband and runs out of money.moreless
During roll call, Sgt. MacDonald gives a lecture on the importance of officer presence. A gas station attendant is pistol whipped by armed robbers who escape in a red convertible. A 91-year-old man causes concern when he decides to go home to South Dakota. A babysitter mistakes a raccoon for a prowler. The response to a silent alarm results in a gunfight and multiple casualties.
While delivering gifts to needy families on Christmas Eve, Malloy and Reed become determined to give a young boy a yellow toy dump truck for Christmas, which may be for naught when his mother becomes a crime victim. A man celebrates the holiday by going for a drive with a .31 blood alcohol level. A mail order ham and fake Christmas tree result in a domestic dispute.moreless
Malloy and Reed become jealous of a Officers Walters and Brinkman, who have been lucking into big arrests while they get stuck with mundane tasks. An elderly woman becomes rightfully concerned with the well being of an underage girl living with hippies next door. Teejay the informant provides a tip on a big drug buy about to go down. A couple of kids home alone concoct a story about a burglar to cover up an accident.moreless
Friday and Gannon investigate an officer accused of police brutality.
Reed is over the moon after he and several other probationary officers have a two-hour long meeting with the police chief. A bubble-headed woman reports that her white Ford has been stolen with her pet boa constrictor in the trunk. A couple of hypes pass out and set their home on fire. Feuding neighbor housewives turn water hoses into weapons. The owner of another white Ford picks a bad day to transport a large amount of marijuana.moreless
Reed's dog has a litter of puppies, and he's desperate to find homes for them. A silent alarm is tripped at a swim wear factory. A young boy gets his head stuck in a metal fence. An attractive young woman reports a prowler trying to pry open her bedroom window.moreless
Reed becomes preoccupied with hunger after his wife puts him on a low calorie diet, but a busy shift repeatedly prevents him and Malloy from going Code 7. A homeowner has the sod stolen off his front lawn. A woman fears her stepson has become involved with an out of town friend who is in possession of stolen credit cards. A parolee uses bad judgement when shopping for a used car.moreless