For instance, Andy and Barney wore only one patch. Every other officer in America wears two, one on each shoulder.
And and and TAGS had too much sireen. If it ain't an emergency, no lights and siren. Even the so-called state police ( North Carolina has no state police, just highway patrol ) were flashy and noisy simply driving into town to use the Mayberry Jail for a meeting. Like Barney was guilty of, and also that real jerk visiting the Taylor's, playing with the siren as if it were a new toy.
I'll sit down and be quiet now.
Interesting. I’ll tell you what, though....I’ve always enjoyed Barney escorting Jim Lindsey to the hotel, blasting the siren all of maybe 50 yards.
That was a straight line escort similar to changing parking spaces, advancing one or perhaps two. Did Barney blast the sireen when he escorted that scammy woman to the post office. That was just a u-turn (citizen's arrest, citizen's arrest) to get to the other side of the street.