Called the original reality show, Cops is a gritty and unfiltered look at the seemier parts of our society as seen through the eyes of the men and women who struggle to keep the peace. Since 1989, camera crews have traveled across the nation and into other countries providing an intimate look at police officers and the nuts and bolts of their day-to-day work. Cops uses a modern adaptation of cinéma vérité, a French documentary style of film making from the early 1920s, where life is shot as it happens, without script, narration or interference. Here, the police officer is narrator, guiding you through the shift and what happens within it, using his or her own words. A four-time Emmy nominee, Cops offers a whole new perspective on law enforcement.

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Premiere Date: Mar/11/1989

Genre: Crime

Most Recent Episodes

Cops season 32 episode 10

Season 32, Episode 10: Front Seat Fumble

A convenience store confrontation turns into a parking lot skirmish; an uncoordinated car passenger attracts deputies' attention; a suspicious man swears he peeked into a closed store because he wanted to read their menu....

Air Date: Aug 05, 2019

Cops season 32 episode 11

Season 32, Episode 11: Dash and Salt

Nerves get the better of one woman when she tries to elude a deputy on a bike; deputies come to a decision after two animated exes tell their sides of the story; a man's choice in seasonings raises a red flag for police....

Air Date: Aug 12, 2019

Cops season 32 episode 12

Season 32, Episode 12: Parental Guidance

An unlucky family gets a rude awakening when a drunk driver crashes out in their driveway; a suspended license doesn't stop a man from driving his dad home; a car full of teens gets pulled over on their way to a movie....

Air Date: Aug 19, 2019

Cops Casts

Harry Newman

Harry Newman

Announcer