COP SHOP hit the Australian television screens in 1977 following on from the successful series HOMICIDE, DIVISION 4 and MATLOCK POLICE. In the same Crawford tradition of popular home-grown police drama, COP SHOP became an instant favourite thanks to its unique blend of characters, suspense, excitement and continuing human drama, bringing 6 years and over 580 hours of entertainment to Australian homes.
In Volume 1, the CI boss Det. Sen. Sgt. Taylor suspects one of his own men at Riverside Police Station may be responsible for a spate of homosexual bashings. Det. Jeff Johnson (JJ) strikes up a volatile relationship with an attractive stripper named Valerie and policewoman Danni Francis is the subject of an internal investigation when she is involved in the fatal shooting of a recently released rapist.