Cops

Series Summary
Bad boys, watcha gonna do? This series features police officers, constables and sheriff's deputies patrolling streets for car thieves, drug pushers, sex-trade workers, violent thugs and anyone else who dares step onto the wrong side of the law. There's no music, no scripted dialogue, no narration -- just sometimes gritty videos of cops in action during patrols and other police activities. In addition to following officers in 140 different U.S. cities, action has also been documented abroad in the former Soviet Union, Hong Kong and London.

Air Dates: 1989 - Present

Genres: Reality, Crime, Law

Network: FOX

Next Episode:

Season 29, Ep. 8 : British Invasion Jul 30, 2016

A desperate trespasser tries to evade the cops; a scared man tries to get the attention of deputies in the wrong way; officers show that honesty can go a long way.

  • Season 29, Ep. 7 : Pants Down, Hit the GroundJul 23, 2016

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    When a deputy responds to a neighborhood disturbance, the suspect quickly reveals himself; a man learns a lesson about wearing a seatbelt; at a traffic stop, police find a sad man with a strange story.

  • Season 29, Ep. 6 : Funny MoneyJul 16, 2016

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    Officers pursue a bail jumper; a deputy pulls over a cooperative lawbreaker; deputies struggle to remove a violent offender from a crime scene.

  • Season 29, Ep. 5 : Better Safe Than SorryJul 9, 2016

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    A deputy makes a choice when an armed man refuses to comply; a convicted felon tries everything to escape a trip to jail; a car begins to roll into oncoming traffic.

  • Season 29, Ep. 4 : Mixed EmotionsJun 25, 2016

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    A father and son get caught in a traffic stop gone awry; body parts fly when a family fight escalates; deputies follow a disoriented driver to a gas station.

  • Season 29, Ep. 3 : CopsJun 18, 2016

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • On the one hand, it's absolutely captivating, raw and unpredictable, a bubbling boiler of excitement rendered in the style of CBS' "48 Hours" and unrivaled by conventional cop dramas in prime time...On the other hand, the camera assumes the disgusting role of hanging judge by prematurely filling the screen with the faces of numerous suspects swept up in drug busts, some of whom may turn out to be innocent or may even go uncharged, for all we know. [7 Jan 1989, p.C1] Show More

  • An ugly little glimpse into our hometown community...A cinema-verite, hand-held camera walk on the wild side with the Broward County Sheriff's Office.. A televised tour into (Broward's) heart of darkness...It had real energy. It was tense, taut, a video knuckle sandwich. You were with those cops as they chased fleeing perps, wrestled with muscled smugglers. And you couldn't help but be impressed with the heroism and dedication of the men and women on the streets -- Sheriff Nick 'I Never Met A Camera Angle I Didn't Like' Navarro's grandstanding antics notwithstanding. [Jan 1989] Show More

  • More compelling than the general run of fictional drama, and often funnier, sadder and more poignant, Cops at first seems to be an unassembled jigsaw puzzle...This is a documentary being pieced together before our eyes. There is a strong, undeniable element of tabloid TV in Cops, of sensationalism and exploitation. But there is more. There is a picture of the toll this kind of work takes on the human beings who do it. Cops may also make television stars of its subjects.[11 March 1989, p.C-11] Show More

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