The game is basically a card game with extra rules. The player uses Evidence Cards and Arrest Warrants to capture all four of the particular suspects shown on his Wanted poster.
Barney Miller was a cop-themed comedy TV show that ran from 1975 to 1982 on ABC. Taking place in Greenwich Village in NYC, Barney was a police captain who presided over a group of wacky, multi-ethnic officers.
This game was designed by Paul J. Gruen (1940 - 1993).