TV Series | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.
While the series used "1 Adam 12", LAPD units used odd numbers for beats, so they would have been "1 Adam 11" or 1 Adam 13". The only even numbers were used by the supervisors (Sergeants) and they would have been the numbers 10, 20, et cetera, so "1 Adam 12" would never have been an actual assigned number. But, this point is rendered moot by this show having been fictional.
You just have to know how to arrest them and still make them like you. We call it technique.
At the opening of every episode, the radio announcer makes a call to Adam-12 and reports some crime in progress. Adam-12 then speeds to the scene - without the benefit of the address.
The episode "Elegy for a Pig" was broadcast without the usual opening credits sequence. Instead, the voice of series creator Jack Webb can be heard reading the credits.