WASHINGTON – COPS on its 33rd season was cancelled abruptly and filming put on hold after the wake of George Floyd incident, not COPS is being reported as filming again.
According to a press release from Sopokane COunty Sheriff COPS began filming and riding with deputies last week and will ride with them until November.
Two COPS film crews are riding with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Deputies throughout their shifts. We have a longstanding relationship with COPS and Langley productions, and we are pleased they have decided to return, highlighting the outstanding work our Deputies provide to all of you.
COPS film crews have ridden with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Deputies for many years. During that time, they have documented segments of the great work our Deputies continually provide. This allows the viewer a glimpse of what takes place during a Deputy’s shift and how unpredictable any situation can be.
Sheriff Knezovich said, “Shows like COPS highlight the work of law enforcement. They show, even for a few minutes, what the men and women out protecting our communities deal with day in and day out. People need to see how quickly things can turn, the decisions that need to be made quickly, and how well Deputies and Officers adjust and respond appropriately. They show the hard work and professionalism of law enforcement, despite what some anti-law enforcement activists and those in the media want you to believe.”
The COPS film crews began riding with Deputies this September and will be here through the first week of November.