Create a cop show

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Dreampanther
Using your favourite characters, put together an elite team to make the streets safe for Anywhere City.

My picks:

Jethro Gibbs (NCIS) as the Commanding Officer. The Silver Fox has decades of experience and his no-nonsense approach appeals to me.

Ria Torres (Lie To Me) as the interrogation expert. Her training and natural ability make her an invaluable consultant. I would have preferred Dr Cal Lightman but the dynamics wouldn't work - he'd want to be the boss.

Charlie Crews (Life) as the investigating officer. His insight into the criminal mind gives him great insights into the underworld and his unconventional approach rarely fails to deliver.

Dr Joan Watson (Elementary) recruited as his partner. Sherlock would never work for a team, he's too independent, but Joan might be ready to spread her wings and since she's used to Sherlock, she should be a good fit for Charlie. Her special training would be a huge asset.

Steve McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0) and Raylan Givens (Justified) as my special ops team. When everything goes to hell send them in to kick down the door and shoot everything that moves.

Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds) as the tech and communications expert.

I still need a forensics expert and a medical examiner, but I can recruit them from nearly any lab.

Dreampanther
Rule 1 Can only pick one character from a show.
Rule 2 Team must consist of 5 - 10 members.
Rule 3 Must provide a reason for picking a character, like a special skill.
Rule 4 Can't be all-male or all-female.
Rule 5 No animated or anime characters
Rule 6 No sci-fi or fantasy characters (no superpowers)

riv6672
You posted the stips quite a bit after i'd seen the OP, so i get to stretch things.
Still, i more or less met the criteria.

The buddy cops/beat cops/SWAT team are a package deal, count as one.
Reasons for them being there are listed. In Kolchak's case he's a consultant.

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Dreampanther
Originally posted by riv6672
You posted the stips quite a bit after i'd seen the OP, so i get to stretch things.
Still, i more or less met the criteria.

The buddy cops/beat cops/SWAT team are a package deal, count as one.
Reasons for them being there are listed. In Kolchak's case he's a consultant.

Aye, fair enough. I only thought of the rules after I created the post, so it's my bad.

My personal observation about your team is that you'll never run out of work, since one half of your team will spend all their time cleaning up the messes the other half creates stick out tongue

Love some of your choices: Columbo, of course, is a personal favourite. Not really a team player but you can always just pair him with a rookie that shows some potential and can take care of the paper work.

Quincey is a genius choice - I would pay good money to see him and Ducky from NCIS meet and work a case together (I would have taken Ducky but I already have Gibbs from NCIS).

Sgt Al Powell is turning me green with envy. I didn't even think of a desk sergeant and I would have loved to pick him.

I suspect you picked a few of your characters more for their entertainment value than anything else but at least as the Director who put the team together you'll never be bored big grin

riv6672
Glad you liked the build, i'd done it a while back, and it seemed to fit the thread.

I actually picked all the characters for entertainment value (thats kinda the point!), but i believe they mesh well.

Sitcom notwithstanding, Barney Miller ran a tight ship. He handled many diverse personalities and got the best work out of his men, had a cool head, could and did get serious when needed.

Having been in the Military, i can tell you there's always someone like Harris (out for himself, willing to screw over others to look good) in an organization. Sometimes high up like him, sometimes down low.

Columbo was never not a team player. He earned his lead detective status, able to go it alone on the more cerebral cases the station might pick up. It'll easily be a mutual respect thing between him and Barney Miller.

Slightly below the straight up mysteries Columbo would be assigned, the rest of the plain clothes detectives really just handle variations on the same type of cases, cop shows being formulaic; its how they as individuals handle the cases that makes things unique.
Starsky & Hutch bring that partners vibe to things, Pepper a woman's perspective, and Hammer a take no prisoners attitude (he would indeed make a lot of paperwork for Miller and Harris, but he'd close cases).

Kolchak as a consultant can easily work with anyone in the station from detectives to uniforms, showing up and providing info from sources the cops might not even think of trying.

Quincey's much the same, able to lend his expertise across the board, and being another mature presence in the station along with Miller and Columbo.

Uniform wise, yeah you gotta have a desk sergeant, and Powell can get the job done IMO. He may be riding a desk but he's done his time on the street.

Malloy & Reed are pretty straightforward in what they're there for. As is the SWAT team, literally street level crimes/large scale shoot 'em ups, which the detectives wouldnt be seen handling on TV or RL for the most part.

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