Entering a remarkable 21st season, the groundbreaking series COPS – which was instrumental in launching the reality genre with its video vérité style – has penetrated the American psyche unlike any other show in television history.
Last season, the four-time Emmy Award-nominated program celebrated a milestone 700th episode, making it one of the longest-running primetime series currently airing on broadcast television. COPS continues to rank No. 1 in its time period among key demographics.
COPS has profiled law enforcement agencies in over 140 United States cities and has also filmed in Hong Kong, London, Central and South America, Moscow and St. Petersburg. It was the first American television program to follow the police in the former Soviet Union. Next season, COPS will cover the U.S. from coast to coast, filming police activity in California, Florida, Texas, Minnesota and Nevada.