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  • Aidokea
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    Cop shows that appear completely ignorant of the Fourth Amendment.

    Cop shows that fail to depict the hours and hours of report writing that we do.

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  • BTDT2
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    Hollywoodized reenactment television shows.

    Writers who fabricate and stretch the truth, those who blatantly cross the line between fact and fiction.


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  • just joe
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    The improper use of technology. In one of the shows (hell, probably all of the shows) an investigator feeds a scrap of information into a computer database and it spits out the suspect's picture, his background, his vehicle information, his place of employment, etc. It really creates false expectations because people think this stuff is real.

    When I collect evidence I let people know that evidence collection doesn't work like it does on TV.
    Last edited by just joe; 10-14-2019, 08:31 AM.

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  • eagleI
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    Pretty much any tactic portrayed on Blue Bloods.

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  • SAGoogle
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    -FED's coming in and taking over, and the local cops all cowering in awe and deference.
    -Detectives coming to the scene and berating the patrol officer's and sending them off for coffee.
    -Racking the slide before making entry (its been mentioned previously but bears repeating).
    -Being involved in an OIS and back to work the next day
    -Tension between Detectives from different cities working on a case, most times in real life they apt to help each other out.
    -Wearing the badge on the wrong side of the uniform (SHIELD)
    -20 round revolvers. Sorry, it still happens.

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  • Rick Shaw
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    I get tired of cops being portrayed as hot heads and ice cold emotionally. Yes, we all know those couple here and there who truly are! LOL! But shows often portray that officer characters are devoid of all other facets of emotion and feelings other than anger and disinterest.

    I believe this perpetuates the belief that some have that cops are unfeeling elitist thugs.

    Fact is, good and bad- cops are regular people. And because the job is so intense and demanding at times, you literally end up putting your own personal life on hold from time to time to help others on the job. At the expense of your own well being. Folks don’t get to see that in the 5 minute contact on the street.

    Looking at the Way Back Machine, I thought Hill Street was ground breaking for it’s time becuase you got to see the individual daily life struggles of the members of the precinct. Some of it really shocking stuff, which is REAL LIFE. And you got to see Renko cry when Bobby got seriously hurt. I ain’t too proud to admit I’ve been there. Lots of us have.

    Ohhhh- and sloppy weapons and gear handling makes me nuts. Get good tech advisors and this should be an easy fix!

    oh....and please...no more “I want that report on my desk in the morning!”


    Rick

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  • Zeitgeist
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    I think it's comical that when actors are moving w/ their weapons out, they hold it like it weighs a ton. The above comments all made me laugh as they are so true. The series The Wire, though dated, has a lot of truth in it. A lot of it being the conditions in the hood, the relationship between the Police and the citizens/criminals etc.

    People get shot left and right. When an officer has to shoot someone, they are usually taken from the scene. It's a tough thing to grasp that you've just taken a life.
    Last edited by Zeitgeist; 10-04-2018, 02:24 PM.

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  • IgnorantDirtbag
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    Great responses so far, guys. Thanks! A few of these replies have made me reconsider some of my ideas. This is all very valuable input. Keep 'em coming!

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  • ThinBlue404
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    Officers entering and clearing houses alone. Or really doing anything high-risk alone. Yes, there are situations that dictate an officer may have to take immediate action. Overwhelmingly however, we wait for a back and try to do things as safe as possible.

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  • Cockney Corner.
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    Perhaps not a peeve as such, more a source of amusement. The investigating officer (OIC over here) reacting with outrage when another department or agency state they're going to take over the investigation. Personally speaking, if I lose one investigation, I'm not exactly twiddling my thumbs. The only TV programme I can think of where they get the whole "It's your investigation" "No, it's your investigation" bit is the second season of The Wire with the deaths of the trafficked sex workers. I don't even work in the US but the resulting brouhaha was instantly recognisable.

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  • HI629
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    Improper shooting techniques. Some of the stuff I see out there is outright dangerous!
    Way too many OIS. Lead characters in many series have more OIS in one season than the majority of an entire precinct of officers would have in their entire career.

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  • eagleI
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    I love the show (and the book series) but no one walks around without a cover coat. And I don't think LAPD detectives can wear jeans every day.

  • ateamer
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    Rookies as detectives.
    Detectives taking point on a SWAT entry.
    A dozen officers milling around the front desk at HQ, mostly doing nothing.
    A village of 900 people having 20 or 30 officers, again mostly goofing off at the station.
    A sheriff can’t be fired by the mayor. The sheriff is an elected county official.
    The FBI showing up at a crime scene and taking over.
    Technology instantly identifying the suspect.
    Transporting an arrestee with lights and siren.

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  • Retired96
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    Without a doubt one of the best cop detective shows is the Amazon Prime series "Bosch"

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  • careerchange#2
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    - Grooming standards (why does the lead guy always have a button undone, uniforms a size too small and stubble??)
    - Cliches (good cop/bad cop, grizzled divorced veteran with two dead partners, scared virgin rookie)
    - No paperwork despite a pursuit and subsequent gunfight
    - horrific gunhandling/lack of tactics/muzzling each other
    - using a flashlight during daylight while bypassing light switches (CSI I'm talking to you!!!)
    - no radio traffic until that lead character is called and it's loud and crystal clear

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