''Crime Patrol'' is one of the many arcade laserdisc {{Light Gun Game}}s created by Creator/AmericanLaserGames after the success of their first such game, ''VideoGame/{{Mad Dog McCree}}''. It was published in 1993, and later ported to the [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]], SegaCD, SegaSaturn and {{Philips CD-i}} the same year. It spawned a sequel called ''Crime Patrol 2: The Drug Wars'' the following year.

The PlayerCharacter is a police officer whose goal is to shoot every baddie before they shoot you. You'll go through several missions where you'll eventually be promoted from rookie, to undercover, SWAT and Delta Force. As a Rookie, you'll team up with a [[LargeHam hammy]] and [[TooDumbToLive reckless]] policewoman, taking on gang members, robbers and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking shoplifters]]. In Undercover, you team up with a slightly overweight male partner and confront cocaine smugglers, stolen car dealers, and crime lords in locations like nightclubs, construction sites and airports. Next, in SWAT, bank robbers, meth dealers, and crack dealers become the enemies. Finally, in Delta Force, you face terrorists who hijack a shipment of nuclear material, hijack a plane, and attempt to assassinate foreign diplomats. Oh, and don't shoot any civilians, even if they're randomly [[TooDumbToLive jumping and waving their arms]].

!!Tropes that appear in this game

* BadassMustache: Your undercover partner has borrowed [[TomSelleck Selleck's]] mustache.
* BloodlessCarnage: As with American Laser Games' other shooters, no blood is shed when anyone is shot.
--> '''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]]:''' It's kinda odd that these criminals are all having heart attacks at the same time.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Some of the enemies react like this when shot. One of them goes flying ''toward'' you.
* CaptainObvious: Your rookie partner on an electrified fence with a sign clearly reading "Danger: High Voltage":
--> '''Rookie Partner:''' Holy-- This thing'll fry you! \\
'''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} slowbeef]]:''' Thank you. Thank you for explaining what signs do.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
-->'''Rookie Partner''': ''Let's kick (some) butt!''
* CowboyCop: Your mission is to shoot first, [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} ask questions never]].
* DrugsAreBad: So bad your undercover partner would rather destroy them than take them as evidence. "Winners don't do drugs" indeed.
* FullMotionVideo: The big selling point of this game, as with other American Laser Games shooters.
* HaveANiceDeath: When you lose a life, your partner scolds you for your failure.
* HostageSpiritLink: Shoot an innocent and you lose a life.
* ISurrenderSuckers: One of the mooks in the electronics store robbery:
-->'''Mook''': I give up! I give up! Don't shoot me! ''[draws gun]''
* LargeHam: It's a WorldOfHam!
* TheMafia: The enemies at the strip club, complete with accents.
* ManOnFire: One falls out of the meth lab when you leave it.
* MookChivalry: As in other American Laser Games shooters, the enemies always take you on one at a time, rather than all at once.
* ProductPlacement: Your undercover partner orders [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoo-hoo Yoo-hoo]] at the strip club.
* RailingKill: The last enemy in the gang fight stage suffers one of these when shot.
* TooDumbToLive: To be expected in games like this. Stupid civilians and hostages that insist on casually walking by or jumping up and waving their arms.
** Your rookie partner takes the cake: She pranks you at one point.
* SlowMotionFall: Anyone who falls off a rooftop or [[RailingKill over a railing]] gets this treatment.
* StuffBlowingUp: A few things explode violently, most notably the meth lab. Sometimes, things explode for [[MadeOfExplodium no apparent reason]].
* UnfortunateName: Prince "Doodoo" at the airport.
* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler:Your reward for winning is "Hey, good job in there" and a "The End" badge.]]
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