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Air Date: March 11th, 1989

Network: FOX

Series Summary
Cameras catch police in action as they confront crime and comfort victims.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Crime, Reality, Law

Episodes

Next Episode - Season 30, Ep. 24 : Just DessertsJan 22, 2018

A suspect leaves his uneaten parfait behind after police find more than treats in his pocket; an armed driver tells officers a far-fetched story to justify his weapon; a heated back and forth ends with a call to animal control.

  • Season 30 - Episode 28 : Whose Gun Is It Anyways? Feb 19, 2018

    An out-of-control driver wants to get back home for a birthday party; a man with big dreams has a hard time telling officers why his fingerprints appear on a gun; a trip to buy dog food turns into a run-in with the police.

  • Season 30 - Episode 27 : The Running Man Feb 12, 2018

    A half-naked cyclist takes officers on a frantic run through the neighborhood; a suspicious man makes a series of wrong moves in front of his girlfriend; things get weird when police find a woman hiding in a cupboard.

  • Season 30 - Episode 26 : Hug It Out Feb 5, 2018

    Officers pursue a wanted man and prevent a potentially deadly home invasion; a tense passenger starts mouthing off before deputies can get a word in; police search for a teen's stolen bike and find a man at the end of his rope.

  • Season 30 - Episode 25 : Late Night Shopper Jan 29, 2018

    A vigilant neighbor calls the cops when he sees the downstairs liquor store being robbed; a driver burns bridges with a new friend after he steals her truck; deputies urge a young man to be a better role model for his brother.

  • Season 30 - Episode 24 : Just Desserts Jan 22, 2018

    A suspect leaves his uneaten parfait behind after police find more than treats in his pocket; an armed driver tells officers a far-fetched story to justify his weapon; a heated back and forth ends with a call to animal control.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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