later renamed Cyber C.O.P.S, was weekday afternoon animated series
about a futuristic police force, in the spirit of "G.I. Joe."
Set in the year 2020 in Empire City, the C.O.P.S or "Central
Organization of Police Specialists" were a crew of officers
enhanced with cutting edge technology and bionics. Borrowing heavily
from series such as G.I. Joe, each member of C.O.P.S was of a specific
concentration of the police force (detective, SWAT, patrol, K-9,
etc.) and had a unique aresnal, personality trait and ability.
by Agent Baldwin P. 'Bulletproof' Vess [Ken Ryan], the C.O.P.S included
highway patrolman David E. 'Highway' Harlson [Ray James], Sgt. Colt
'Mace' Howard [Len Carlson] and his laser cannon, Stan 'Barricade'
Hide [Ray James], patrolman Officer Donny 'Hardtop' Brooks [Darrin
Baker], Suzy 'Mirage' Young [Elizabeth Hanna], dispatcher Tina 'Mainframe'
Cassidy [Mary Long], street patrolman Sgt. P.J. 'Longarm' O'Malley
[John Stocker], Hugh S. 'Bullseye' Forward [Peter Keleghan], Rex
'Bowzer' Pointer [Nick Nichols] and the metallic K-9 robot Blitz.
City's crime unit was headed by Brandon 'Big Boss' Babel [Len Carlson]
and included a gang of high tech crooks such as the insane Berserko
[Paul De La Rosa], evil scientist Dr. Badvibes [Ron Rubin], beautiful
cat burglar Rafaella 'Nightshade' Diamond [Jane Schoettle], Ms.
Demeanor, the muscleheaded prison stripe-wearing Rock Crusher [Brent
Titcomb], the irritable Buttons McBoomBoom [Nick Nichols] and his
chest-mounted machine guns, and the thugs Turbo-Tutone [Dan Hennessey]
and Louie the Plumber.
series was taken off syndication and picked up by CBS in 1993, and
every instance of the word "C.O.P.S" was altered and replaced
with "Cyber C.O.P.S" in the theme song to avoid relation
to the live-action police drama COPS.
episode ended with a brief PSA or lesson as introduced by one of
the C.O.P.S, teaching the value of good civility.