1 9 8 8 – 1 9 8 9 (USA/Canada)
65 x 30 minute episodes
“It’s crime fightin’ time!”
COPS (the Central Organisation of Police Specialists) – a unit of computer-assisted crime fighters led by FBI agent “Bulletproof” Vess (voiced by Ken Ryan) – maintained law and order in Empire City’s 647th Precinct in the year 2020.
Members of the force, recruited from across America, used their individual talents (indicated by their nicknames) against the evil, corpulent crimelord, Big Boss (voiced by Len Carlson).
“Highway” (Ray James), for example, was an ace cycle trooper from the California Highway Patrol, and “Bowser” (Nick Nichols) was a Chicago cop who handled the cyborg police dog, Blitz. Longarm (John Stocker), Hardtop (Darren Baker), and Mainframe (Mary Long) – the team’s computer whiz – were Empire City cops who had joined the force.
The series was derived from a line of toys produced by Hasbro. Episodes were repeated on CBS in 1993 as Cyber Cops to avoid confusion with the prime-time reality show, Cops.
Agent Baldwin “Bulletproof” Vess
Brandon “Big Boss” Babel/Colt “Mace” Howard
David E “Highway” Harlson/Stan “Barricade” Hide
Buttons McBoom Boom/Rex “Bowser” Pointer
Hugh “Bullseye” Forward
Suzy ‘Mirage” Young
Sgt. PI. “Longarm” O’Malley
Officer Tina ‘Mainframe” Cassidy
Officer “Hardtop” Brooks