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Follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the United States armed with nothing but with cameras to capture their actions, performing their daily duty to serve and protect the public. Written by Bryan Hoch <bhoch@icu.com>

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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 Generation Kill: Combat Jack (2008) See more »

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About as close to a reality show as you can get
11 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The recent wave of reality shows on television, or in more precise terms "wave of crap", still can not compare to the only true series of the genre, Cops. Survivor started off well, but it began showng signs of utter ridiculousness until its obscene state now. Everything else is just a plain hack of it. By the way, I'm confused by the point being brought up by the naysayers of this show. What the heck were you expecting, actors with scripts?


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