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AIRED ON 8/27/2016

Season 29 : Episode 12

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Now known as the original reality series, COPS hit the airwaves in early 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Each COPS camera crew consists of a camera operator and a sound mixer. The officer is mic'd with a wireless mic directly to the camera and the sound mixer captures the suspects, witnesses and other officers with a boom mic. Multiple crews can be stationed in one area as well as crews working different cities across the country at the same time. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS moved from the FOX network to Spike TV in the fall of 2013, keeping it's original 8pm time slot on Saturday nights.

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  • Ron Cacciatore

    Ron Cacciatore

    Capt. Ron Cacciatore

    Nick Frey

    Nick Frey

    Sgt. Nick Frey

    Jim Fondo

    Jim Fondo

    Deputy Jim Fondo

    Nick Navarro

    Nick Navarro

    Sheriff Nick Navarro

    Robert Rios

    Robert Rios

    Lt. Robert Rios

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    Categories

    Drama, Reality

    Themes

    Profile, Crime, outrageous situations, illegal activities, failed crime