TV Series

  • Ear Worm: "Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Each department has their own fan favorite officer or deputy who is popular with fans and the production staff, who are spotlighted/namechecked, even if they only appear for a couple of seconds. Case in point, Deputy Win Sargent of Pierce County, Washington. Or Officer Duane Eamon, of North Las Vegas.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You can't break those cuffs!"
    • Comedians and commentators often note how often male suspects being taken into custody will be lacking a shirt.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The awesome Blues Riff of the Langley Productions Vanity Plate after '93.
  • Nightmare Fuel: ...the original. Many a child was creeped out...damn synth...
  • What an Idiot: The way a lot of suspects get caught. One of the most common themes is the officer will pull them over or otherwise stop them for something incredibly minor, which would only result in a warning or a minor citation, only for the suspect to flee, which results in them getting arrested.
    • But to be fair, it's easy to say this, but in an actual situation where someone is confronted by police, it's all easy to panic and have a "fight or flight" response, not thinking through a situation rationally.

COPS Cartoon show