UPDATE: Hamilton Co. deputies to be featured on COPS TV show in March
UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is coming to a TV near you.
Next month, episodes of the long-running show 'COPS' will feature the men and women of the HCSO.
The segments were filmed last summer when members of the COPS film crew visited the Tennessee Valley for several weeks.
"In the summer months of 2018, COPS television crews were embedded with HCSO personnel for eight weeks capturing the everyday calls and moments the deputies experienced," the HSCO spokesperson added. "Generally during the seven to eight weeks crew members’ film, (3-5) stories are selected based on a variety of factors determined by COPS producers."
The HCSO will be featured in four episodes. Three will air in March, and the fourth will air in the summer during the 32nd season of 'Cops.'
Here are the air dates for the March episodes:
- 1st Story – “I’m a Security Inspector” - Airs March 4th
- 2nd Story – “Unwilling Pursuit Passenger” - Airs March 18th
- 3rd Story – “I Walk Alone” - Airs March 18th
- 4th Story – “Running in the Swamp” – Air Date TBD
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said the episodes should also be available to be viewed online one week after they air.
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The television show COPS (yes, THAT one) will feature the county's law enforcement team in several episodes that will be seen this fall, according to HSCO spokesman Matt Lea.
COPS is in their 31st season of showcasing the work done by law enforcement agencies across the country and the world in one of the longest-running television programs in the United States.
“I am very pleased that our agency has 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,” stated Sheriff Jim Hammond. “Many men and women who serve in law enforcement today, including several in our agency, watched COPS as a young 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.”
The Executive Director of COPS met with HCSO Sheriff Jim Hammond and his staff to discuss the final preparations for filming.
COPS personnel will be riding with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies for several weeks during the month of May and June and to document stories and incident footage for the television series, with potential episodes to air in the fall of 2018.
The Chattanooga Police Department had their moment(s) in the limelight with COPS as well, after a woman who appeared to be intoxicated tried to bite Chattanooga police officer Derrick Pendergrass.