Langley Productions was formed in 1983 as Barbour/Langley Productions by Malcolm Barbour and John Langley, the creators of Cops. In 1994, Barbour left the company, although it wasn't renamed Langley productions until five years later.
(March 11, 1989-1992)
Nickname: "The Pink Logo"
Logo: Over a black background, the text "BARBOUR", in pink, flies from the right of the screen, with "LANGLEY" doing the same thing from the left. They both criss-cross and land on opposite sides, and a white slash draws itself between them. "PRODUCTIONS, INC." appears below, in pink.
Variant: On Season 1, and early Season 2 episodes of Cops, this logo would have a copyright notice.
FX/SFX: The flying text.
Cheesy Factor: Simple animation.
Music/Sounds: A dramatic eight-note synth tune that begins with three descending notes followed by a fourth accompanied by a pound of some kind when the words land. Then three more ascending notes follow.
Availability: This logo can be seen on 1989-1992 episodes of Cops.
Scare Factor: Medium to high. The synth along with the horrid pink may not sit well with some people.
Nicknames: "The COPS Logo", "The Silver Logo"
Logo: Almost the same as before, except everything is silver and in 3D, and occurs at a faster rate. Also, there is no "INC." at the end, and the text is in Univers font.
Variant: On some episodes of Cops, the text "BARBOUR/LANGLEY" shines.
FX/SFX: Same as the 1st logo, but an improvement over the previous logo.
Music/Sounds: There were two different themes:
- 1992-1993: The same synth theme from the 1989-1992 pink logo.
- In late 1992, a variant was introduced in which this theme was shortened.
- 1993-1999: A southern guitar riff.
Availability: Appears on 1992-1999 episodes of Cops.
Scare Factor: Depends on the music used:
- Medium. The synth theme is still there, but it does help that the logo is now in silver.
- None. The absence of the synth theme certainly helps, not to mention the guitar riff is pretty cool and fits the tone of COPS.
Nicknames: "Still That Cops Logo", "The Second Cops Logo"
Logo: On a black screen, the letters in "LANGLEY" fly into place, scattered over the place. The word "PRODUCTIONS" then flips up, and the logo shines.
Variant: Starting in 2005, a variant was seen in which the appearance of the letters were cut.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The letters flying in and shining; simple animation.
Music/Sounds: Same as the second variant of the second logo.
Music/Sound Variant: On Street Patrol, a different guitar theme is used, which is sometimes abridged.
Availability: Appeared on Cops on Fox, as well as Jail on MyNetworkTV and TruTV and Street Patrol on TruTV.
Scare Factor: None.
Nicknames: "Again, Still That Cops Logo", "The Third Cops Logo"
Logo: On a black background, we see a blue flash. This causes the words "LANGLEY PRODUCTIONS" to appear, in Avenir this time. Plus, "PRODUCTIONS" is in spaced-out letters.
FX/SFX: The flash.
Music/Sounds: The abridged music variant from the previous logo, but the generic Fox jingle plays over episodes that aired on Fox until 2013.
Availability: Started into use on Season 21 of Cops and was used together with the previous logo for a very brief time. Some episodes are viewable on Hulu. It can also be seen on Jail.
Scare Factor: Minimal, but there's nothing to worry about.