Eurocops was a European TV crime series, which was produced between 1988 and 1992.

Seven European broadcasters started in 1988 the common series Eurocops, in their several episodes from ZDF ( Germany ), ORF ( Austria ), by SRG ( Switzerland ), from RAI (Italy ), by Antenne 2 (France), Channel 4 ( UK) and TVE (Spain ) were contributed. The investigating police officers were among others Heiner Lauterbach ( Germany ), Bernd Schultze ( Austria ) and Diego Abatantuono (Italy).

The first episode in the German television was dead do not travel, a Swiss contribution, which aired on November 6, 1988 at ZDF. By 1993, a total of 70 episodes have been sent.


The header is completely created on the computer, what was even more unusual for this time. From a virtual city map showing the cities in which plays Eurocops, "drive" sculptures high, show the crime. At the top of the screen the relevant national flag, a picture of the investigator and the personal details will be displayed. In the final shot "drives" the police brand in the country in which the respective sequence plays, from the map and below the lettering Eurocops appears.

Theme music

The theme music was written by Jan Hammer, the composer of the theme song from Miami Vice.