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ADAM-12 area?
Posted by pyrman on Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:10 AM

Greetings,

Found a set of LAPD decals in my stash.... had the crazy idea of doing a "ADAM-12's" new ride cruiser.  Anyone know what Division Adam-12s beat was in?

If I can't find the info, wifey (aka Household-6) wants me to do it as a "SouthLAnd" vehicle.

TIA

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by 73 duster on Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:24 AM

L.A.P.D. Valley Division .

This division covered the San Fernando Valley's Van Nuys , Panorama City , etc.

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Posted by pyrman on Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:18 PM

thx Duster, the Valley is actually the Patrol Bureau they worked in.  I'm looking for the Patrol Division.  The Valley is made up of the following Divisions:

  • Mission
  • Foothill
  • North Hollywood
  • Devonshire
  • Van Nuys
  • West Valley
  • Topanga (est. 2009)

Obviously, it's not Topanga.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by sgtwg on Friday, November 18, 2011 2:58 PM

I'm trying to contact my friend/co worker who is retired LAPD. I'll post in a bit.

G

 

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Posted by sgtwg on Friday, November 18, 2011 3:42 PM

According to my co worker, the show was based on a radio car from the Rampart Division.

Keep in mind, in seven seasons, they filmed all over the valley.

G

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Posted by 73 duster on Friday, November 18, 2011 9:25 PM

As a semi-related side note regarding the Valley Division (Van Nuys) :

When the Tele-Type was sent out in circa Sept 1969 from Downtown (forgot the division's proper name at the moment...) to all of the other LAPD divisions in regard to the gun found in a back yard  around the neighbourhood where the Sharon Tate ,et al. , murders took place , there was an oversight : ALL divisions were sent the Tele-Type except the Valley Division ; they had the ".22 Longhorn Special " in their evidence room !

Apparently , the officers whom retrieved the .22 from the parents of the kid whom found the gun , decided to just put it in the evidence locker and forget about it !

" ... be sure to ascertain whether your division has the item in question [...] as soon as you [find the .22 Longhorn] please call area code (213) MAdison-56885 . ..."

R.I.P. , Big Willie Robinson  Angel Founder and President of the Brotherhood of Los Angeles Street Racers

 

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Posted by pyrman on Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:17 AM

G,

Thank you for checking with you co-worker. 

I found this on Wikipedia: "It was the Rampart Division building, which was newly constructed at the time, that served as the home station in the Jack Webb created police drama Adam-12, although the show used the number designation (1), for Central Division."  Don't ask me how many times I've read the LAPD info, but I've never seen that line until today!  Go figure.... Smile, Wink & Grin

thanks for the help.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by sgtwg on Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:25 AM

It is the norm when dealing with fictitious entities based on real life venues.

Case in point, we changed stations/divisions/patrol boundries so many times in my career, I couldn't begin to tell you where the  car I rode in was assigneed. Car 333 was assigned to one area, then moved to another geographical area in  the district, then changed again when the districts were remapped.

We still rode 333, but in three entirely different neighborhoods. Fun.  

G

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Posted by jason b on Monday, November 21, 2011 7:21 PM

Here is the break down for 1-Adam-12 .

1 -Centeral Division

 Adam- 2 man patrol car

12 -assigned patrol beat.

Jason Burdette

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Posted by LAzyPD on Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:37 AM

By it's unit number, 1-A-12   means a Central Division - Two Man Patrol Unit - 12 being a number in one of the reporting districts that it patrols in. There was no such unit assigned until just a few years ago. In the show, they were always seen leaving the Rampart station. Universal had made a stage looking almost exactly like the rear of that station that was used for shots to look to be taken in the parking lot. Southland season 1 by the way used the US Postal Office downtown on Alameda. The very same door you now walk into to go send something.  The prop badges used in Southland were literally a joke. I took a photo of one during filming. I don't know how they kept that lettering from coming out on the shots. Oh well. 

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