Cops (1989)

Genres - Culture & Society, Reality Show [TV]  |   Sub-Genres - Candid Reality Show [TV], Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of police-reality imitators. Initially filmed only in Broward County, Fla., the series went on to show officers in locations across the country.

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arrest, behind-the-scenes, highlights, law-enforcement, police, stakeout, suspect