Reed and his colleagues have differing takes on a joke he retells after hearing it from Officer Wells. An elderly woman suspects a friend stole her mink scarf out of her refrigerator. A destitute couple with five children resorts to desperate measures to increase their income. Reed is put in a difficult position when he has to ask an old friend to turn down the music at a party.
Two neighbors become involved in a domestic dispute after making a poorly-planned agreement to share ownership of a new boat. Despite Malloy and Reed's repeated efforts to mediate, the situation quickly escalates out of control.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
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
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
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
Malloy fears his girlfriend is going to want to get married after having dinner with Reed and his wife. A liquor store owner regrets being located next to a freeway interchange after being robbed yet again. A pair of teenagers walking roadside through the hills get a lecture about starting fires. A young mother loses control of her car and plunges over a steep hillside. A couple uses loud volume to deal with their marital problems.moreless
When a good friend is shot and critically wounded in the line of duty, Reed is faced with the challenge of keeping focus on his duties. A surly drunk driver endangers pedestrians. A cue stick is turned into a weapon during a pool hall brawl. A foot chase ensues when a couple of bike thieves are pulled over and questioned.moreless
Reed doesn't like the way detectives go about their business. A four-year-old goes missing from his residence. An informant's tip leads to the discovery of a murder victim in a hotel room. A hot dog stand owner fails to put proper signage in his parking lot. A couple's long term domestic problems boil over. Mismatched license plates lead to a high speed pursuit.moreless
Reed fears the possible consequences after denting the fender of the patrol car. A woman has good reason to fear for her safety after testifying against her neighbor's son. An addict invades a home and takes a baby hostage.moreless
Friday goes undercover with the Department's chaplain in order to break up a gambling ring.
An officer who has been out of the academy only 114 days has been positively identified as the perpetrator of a liquor store robbery while on an undercover operation, but adamantly maintains his innocence. Friday and Gannon are tasked with the investigation and interrogation.moreless
Friday and Gannon help an employee rescue her kidnapped boss.