Follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the US armed with nothing but with cameras to capture their actions.
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Follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the US armed with nothing but with cameras to capture their actions. Written by Bryan Hoch <bhoch@icu.com>

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11 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Cops Reloaded  »

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Was bought during the 1988 writers strike when Fox was starting to run low on new content. See more »

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Announcer: COPS is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty, *in* a court of law!
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Referenced in True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) See more »

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Good, Basic Reality TV.
12 January 2004 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Personal Note: This one is a staple in our house. My wife and I have watched since SHOW #1, and will catch the first run shows on FOX on Saturday night, as well as the ones running on CourtTV and FX.

No hidden agenda. No arranged marriages. No tribes that form alliances. No forced drama between room mates. No fake mega-rich farm boy to pass off as a billionaire. No crap. That's Cops.

I watched on and off since the show began, and recently discovered reruns on BOTH (!) Court-TV, and the FX network in the U.S.

At times it's funny watching some pathetic moron try and get out of being arrested when we have him doing the crime on video. Some times it's sad, seeing folks, who will never be much more than what they are, get into trouble. I hate seeing shows where small children see their stupid parents get hauled away.


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