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* This is a perfect description of Florida detective Vernon Moody in ''Cyber Way'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster. To solve the murder of an immensely rich art collector in central Florida, Moody is sent to the Navaho Nation, five thousand feet up on the Colorado Plateau, where the weather and the culture are about as far from Central Florida as you can get.

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* Downplayed in ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. When the fun-loving buy responsible Detective Kellerman transfers from Arson to Homicide, he finds that Lieutenant Giardello runs a far tighter ship than he's used too. He's yelled at multiple times for wearing jeans to work, and is constantly sniped at by Pembleton for wisecracking at a crime scene.

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* A fairly typical setup in the ''Literature/GorkyPark'' novels, which follow the investigations of Arkady Renko, a Moscow police detective, who often finds himself traveling to other countries and dealing with the local law enforcement. Notably, the first book plays this trope both ways, with Renko initially dealing with a New York cop visiting Moscow on his own freelance investigation. Renko is often limited by the fact that he has neither jurisdiction nor official approval for his investigations by the time he ends up in places like the US, Germany, or Cuba.


* ''A Stranger Among Us'' is about a New York City police officer sent undercover to solve a crime in the city's Hasidic (Orthodox Jewish) community. That said officer is a woman creates further complications as she must adopt a more conservative appearance and struggles with attraction to a man who is betrothed to another.

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* ''A Stranger Among Us'' ''Film/AStrangerAmongUs'' is about a New York City police officer sent undercover to solve a crime in the city's Hasidic (Orthodox Jewish) community. That said officer is a woman creates further complications as she must adopt a more conservative appearance and struggles with attraction to a man who is betrothed to another.


* ''Film/Wind River'': Jane is a young white FBI agent stationed out in Las Vegas. Being sent out to TheRez in freezing Wyoming is a brutally eye opening experience on how neglected they are.

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* ''Film/Wind River'': ''Film/WindRiver'': Jane is a young white FBI agent stationed out in Las Vegas. Being sent out to TheRez in freezing Wyoming is a brutally eye opening experience on how neglected they are.

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* ''Film/Wind River'': Jane is a young white FBI agent stationed out in Las Vegas. Being sent out to TheRez in freezing Wyoming is a brutally eye opening experience on how neglected they are.


* Happens twice to Jim Chee in the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee series of Creator/TonyHillerman. Chee is a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose jurisdiction is the Navajo reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. In ''The Ghostway'', however, his case takes him to Los Angeles. In ''Talking God'' he goes to Washington, D.C. He experiences mild culture shock in both instances, mostly due to being very much a CountryMouse.

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* Happens twice to Jim Chee in the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee ''Literature/LeaphornAndChee'' series of by Creator/TonyHillerman. Chee is a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose jurisdiction is the Navajo reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. In ''The Ghostway'', however, his case takes him to Los Angeles. In ''Talking God'' he goes to Washington, D.C. He experiences mild culture shock in both instances, mostly due to being very much a CountryMouse.

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* ''A Stranger Among Us'' is about a New York City police officer sent undercover to solve a crime in the city's Hasidic (Orthodox Jewish) community. That said officer is a woman creates further complications as she must adopt a more conservative appearance and struggles with attraction to a man who is betrothed to another.


Also this can result in a Buddy Cop scenario, as two cops from two different law enforcement worlds may realize that are NotSoDifferent after all and come to a comfortable working relationship.

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Also this can result in a Buddy Cop scenario, as two cops from two different law enforcement worlds may [[NotSoDifferentRemark realize that are NotSoDifferent aren't so different]] after all and come to a comfortable working relationship.


* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Literature/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork -- but thirty years previously in his past...

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* Sam Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'' ([[{{Qurac}} Klatch]]), ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' ({{Uberwald}})), ''Literature/{{Thud}}'' (Uberwald again) and ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'' ([[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties the Shires]] [[spoiler: and [[{{UsefulNotes/Paris}} Quirm]]]]). And also ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', where the strange and foreign country is his own native Ankh-Morpork [[AFoggyDayInLondonTown Ankh]]-[[BigRottenApple Morpork]] -- but thirty years previously in his past...


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* Variation in ''{{Series/Tracker}}''. Cole is a Tracker and prison guard on his planet of Cirron but travels to Earth to capture 218 alien fugitives hiding here in human bodies.

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** In the episode "2,918 Miles," Mac and Jo follow a lead to San Francisco with a friend of hers, FBI Agent Cade Conover. At one point Mac tells the suspect he's just apprehended, "I'm not from around here." Conover, who was also chasing the guy, immediately arrives to take charge.

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*** The authorities DID tell him he was allowed to keep his gun, but that they *preferred* he not use it. Yeah, right.

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