For the second time in under three years, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will be featured on episodes of the "COPS" television show, according to a news release.
Film crews rode around with Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies for roughly nine weeks beginning in September 2020 to film the show's 33rd season and capture numerous stories and incident footage. Five episodes were filmed and will air beginning in November.
One of the longest-running television programs in the U.S., "COPS" has now found an exclusive new home on Fox Nation, Fox's subscription-based streaming service, according to a deal announcement from Fox this week. The show premiered on March 11, 1989.
"I am very pleased that our agency has once again been chosen to partner with 'COPS' to display the talent, expertise and professionalism shown by our deputies not only to the members of our community, but to the world," Sheriff Jim Hammond said in the news release. "Many men and women who serve in law enforcement today, including several in our agency, watched 'COPS' as a young child or adult and chose a profession in law enforcement based on what they saw on 'COPS.' We can use this unique opportunity as a way to recruit the best and brightest to our ranks."
Since 2018 filming, the sheriff's office and "COPS" management and producers have maintained a positive working relationship, the release states.
- Compiled by Kim Sebring