It's Big Boss' birthday and Berserko plans on giving his uncle the Cornucopia Bridge for his birthday. Mirage, on the other hand, has a much different plan - save the bridge and arrest Berserko and his henchmen.
Welcome to Empire City, where we meet the nefarious Crime Boss, Brandon "Big Boss" Babel and his crooked henchmen. Federal Agent, Baldwin P. Vess (A.K.A. Bulletproof) is sent to take him and his crooks into custody.
The Ultimate Crime Machine, a huge air vessel shaped like a flying saucer, looms over Empire City. It's up to the COPS team to stop the large vessel and thwart the first of many criminal schemes rigged up by Big Boss.
Dr. BadVibes invents a special suit that allows the crooks to go super fast. Highway tries to stop them, but he fails and turns in his badge out of shame. Later, Highway is kidnapped and held captive by Turbo Tu-Tone.
Dr. Badvibes creates a shape-changing android named Shifty, who can change into anything and anyone at will. He uses his shape changing abilities to kidnap Mirage and sneak inside the Empire Mint to steal a $1 print.
Ms. Demeanor uses mesmerizing fumes to put Mayor Davis under a trance, forcing him to hand over all authority to Berserko who temporary becomes Deputy Mayor of Empire City and forces the COPS team to do community service as garbage collectors.