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.
A young, spoiled socialite, pulled over for speeding and having an expired license, fails to sway Malloy with her charm. Unaccustomed to not getting her way, she becomes obsessed with winning him over at any cost, making life miserable for him and his colleagues.
A petty theft call leads to the discovery of a badly abused young child who's been left to fend for herself and baby sister in an apartment. An investigation ensues to locate the parents while the children are put in protective custody.
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.
Malloy, enrolled part-time at a local college, takes offense when a radical group of fellow students ostracizes him for being a police officer. When he subsequently has to arrest them for organizing a sit-in at one of the school's buildings, a member of the group makes a potentially deadly decision.
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.
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
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.
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
Reed contemplates buying a house, but Malloy thinks he's in no position to be able to afford it. Two drunk middle aged women fight over a man inside his house. A cab driver is robbed by an out-of-towner. A booster-club president is overwhelmed by a bus full of Mexicans who show up at his house and mistake him for someone much more important. A deranged man begins shooting at anyone who passes by his house.moreless
A petite housewife gives a sergeant a black eye. A dispute over meditation techniques leads to a fist fight inside of the Temple of Love. An unlikely suspect driving a red Mustang leads a high speed chase. A liquor store owner misuses his silent alarm to deal with unruly customers. Loud music, a swimming pool, and a game of hide-and-go-seek prove to be a deadly combination for a little girl.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.