Re: Police Preocedural RPGs
I used to run a lot of COPs games. My system of choice back when I was running these was Top Secret SI. It worked great for police action/dramas.
But my friend that enjoyed this the most ended up becoming a police officer in real life. That pretty much ended the COPs games, simply because he saw enough of the senseless human depravity in his job that he didn't want to spend hobby time dealing with it. Perfectly understandable.
I'd probably run COPs sagas along the lines of NYPD Blue or Law & Order SVU. The PCs would be a specialized group of detectives tackling the most dangerous criminals. It might be in a modern city or in a futuristic sci-fi type of setting. It might even be cool to be Coruscant Security Officers in the Star Wars galaxy. Heck, my friend that's a cop might even go for that one.