BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
No DRAGNET?They lost a lot of credibility by leaving that out.Jeff
No NAKED CITY, no NYPD, no COLUMBO, no POLICE STORY, no THE BILL or any non-US series of course, no BARNEY MILLER, no CAGNEY & LACEY (say what you will), and let's pretend that MIAMI VICE had more influence than HILL STREET BLUES. Yes, and no DRAGNET. Let's call THE UNTOUCHABLES non-cops, but it sure is great that all the important stuff except THE FUGITIVE happened in the last twenty years.And the Third Party list also bites. The Anti-Masonic and (in other ways) the Nazi Party have actually made a difference in this country, unlike nearly all the cited.
Make that three cries of 'no Dragnet'!
I'll agree about no Dragnet. And I'm prepared to dodge brickbats and say "No CSI?" If "The Fugitive" is a cop show then so is "CSI." (At least the original and "CSI New York" - I'm not sure what "CSI Miami" is).
Another cry for Dragnet from here. And most of the ones Todd listed. Also might mention Highway Patrol, M Squad, Policewoman, and Adam-12.