COPS follows police officers, constables, and sheriff's deputies during patrols and various police activities by embedding camera crews with their units. The show's formula adheres to a classic cinéma vérité ethos. With no narration or scripted dialog, it depends entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact.
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Not In My Back Yard 31x20
Police Pullovers #4 20x38
Deputies in Palm Beach County, FL spot a vehicle without the proper tags in a known drug-trafficking area and the situation goes from bad to worse for the suspect. An officer with the Portland, OR, Police Bureau makes a traffic stop on a vehicle without the proper tags and license plates. When a deputy in the Palm Beach County, FL, Sheriff's Office spots the passenger of a moving vehicle rolling a joint, things get sticky.
Coast to Coast #144 20x37
Coast to Coast #143 20x36
Coast to Coast #142 20x35
Stupid Behavior #2 20x34
Palm Beach County, FL, deputies search a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot that leads to a discovery of unexpected measures. Officers in Las Vegas respond to a call about a pickup truck driving the wrong way on a one-way street, as well as a call about a stolen vehicle where the driver claims he left his keys inside his sports car when he walked his date to the door.
What Were They Thinking # 2 20x33
Officers in Palm Beach County, FL, encounter an armed robbery suspect "sleeping" in the woods. When officers in Las Vegas, NV, respond to a home invasion call, they soon discover the suspect may be no stranger to the victim. Officers in Rialto, CA find a man on parole for involuntary manslaughter suspected of drug possession and dealing.
What Were They Thinking #1 20x32
When officers in Portland, OR, are dispatched on a hit and run call, a K-9 unit sniffs out the suspect. In Las Vegas, a man on a bike is stopped, but during questioning, a vehicle crashes nearby and the man takes off. Officers pursue the vehicle and the suspects. Deputies in Leon County, FL, question the driver of a suspicious vehicle and a routine search of the vehicle turns up a not-so-routine discovery.
Coast to Coast #141 20x31
Stupid Criminals #4 20x30
In Portland, OR, officers pull over a suspicious vehicle only to discover a befuddled trio of men and "a 7-year supply" of ecstasy. In Las Vegas, a stabbing suspect causes chase and takes cover in a laundry room dryer. The Sacramento, CA, Police Department collars a criminal with the help from their canine companions.
Caught in the Act #3 20x29
When officers in Las Vegas, NV, respond to an armed robbery, they locate the fleeing and sweaty suspect and detain him immediately. As the investigation unfolds, a surveillance camera reveals that shots were fired and crime charges escalate. In Brevard County, FL, a shirtless suspect is chased down and questioned for theft at a local store. Security cameras have captured the crime and the suspect is eventually arrested. Also in Kansas City, MO, officers detect suspicious behavior in front of a house known for meth.
In Denial Special Edition 20x28
Officers in Portland, OR, follow leads from a confidential informant tied to narcotics trafficking, and when a K-9 unit arrives at the scene, stashes of insurmountable evidence are sniffed out. Also featured are members of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department responding to a "shots fired" call, and officers in Las Vegas investigating a dispute over a bed.
Coast to Coast #140 20x27
Coast to Coast #139 20x26
Strange Behavior #1 20x25
When a 70-year old parole violator leads officers on a high-speed chase in Kansas City, MO, spike strips, helicopter patrol and hounds become involved in the pursuit. In Las Vegas, NV, officers investigate a dispute involving two transvestites accused of disturbing the peace. Police officers in Rialto, CA, respond to a traffic accident involving an abandoned and stolen vehicle.
Coast to Coast #138 20x24
Takedowns Special Edition 20x23
Stupid Criminals #3 20x22
When officers patrol the streets of Las Vegas, NV; Kansas City, MO; and Rialto, CA, to fight the war on drugs, skittish suspects attempt to hide their habits by eating, stashing and ditching evidence. One suspect, who is on probation, conceals more than narcotics and faces additional charges.
War on Drugs #3 20x21
When officers in Kansas City, MO, pursue a vehicle driven by a homicide suspect, the chase comes to a climatic conclusion when the car careens into a gas station. In Rialto, CA, officers respond to a domestic-violence call involving an angry woman hammering her man for not having enough respect for their intimacy. An officer and his K-9 partner in Sacramento, CA, track an extremely drunk driver.
Bad Girls #11 20x20
When officers patrolling an area known for drug use in Portland, OR, discover drug-related behavior, they are forced to tackle the suspect as he attempts to swallow the evidence. In Spokane, WA, officers respond to a suspicious-behavior call about a prowler, and when the suspect is approached, he takes flight through a neighborhood. In Leon County, FL, a K-9 unit is used to detain a suspect fleeing in a stolen vehicle.
Chases and Takedowns Special Edition 20x19
When an officer in Riverside, CA, spots a woman with a warrant out for her arrest, a struggle ensues and the wild woman wrestles with the officer until backup arrives. In Las Vegas, NV, an officer encounters a stolen vehicle case which reveals the details of a woman making a desperate drug deal. Also, in Pomona, CA, a stolen-vehicle suspect is questioned and officers are reminded that looks can be deceiving.
Wild Chases Special Edition 20x18
When officers in Spokane, WA, spot a stolen truck, the suspects take off down country roads and outpace police in an off-road chase through a heavily wooded area. As one officer attempts to keep up with the well-equipped truck, his vehicle catches fire, adding fuel to an already intense situation. Also featured are officers in Rialto, CA, and Palm Beach County, FL, encountering uncertain circumstances when they respond to calls of suspicious behavior and the suspects flee.
Stupid Behavior #1 20x17
When officers in Pomona, CA, become involved in a high-speed chase, a helicopter patrols overhead, and the pursuit is terminated when the fast-moving suspect speeds through an intersection and impacts another vehicle. Also featured are police officers patrolling the streets of Lansing, MI, and Las Vegas, NV, questioning suspects that struggle to remember their name and age.
Coast to Coast #137 20x16
Coast to Coast #136 20x15
Family Feuds Special Edition 20x14
Officers from coast to coast handle domestic disputes including Officer Curtis Lawrance of the Las Vegas, NV, Metropolitan Police Department aiding fellow officers in a domestic-violence call.
Coast to Coast #135 20x13
Stupid Criminals Special Edition #2 20x12
When Detective Carl Jones of the Rialto, CA, Police Department spots a stolen vehicle in an alleyway, the driver attempts to evade officers and causes an accident involving a patrol car and two parked cars. Still thinking he has a chance to escape, the suspect flees on foot before he is caught and hauled off to jail. Also featured is Deputy Kelly Simpkins of the Brevard County, FL, Sheriff's Office, who spots a suspicious male lurking in a known drug area. When the suspect is caught red-handed, his family shows nothing but tough love.
Police Pullovers Special Edition #3 20x11
When Sergeant Jason Hapner of the Indio, CA, Police Department spots a vehicle listed on the hot sheet as stolen, the driver attempts to evade the Sergeant in the vehicle as well as on foot. Also featured is Officer Justin Gauker of the Las Vegas, NV, Metropolitan Police Department, who notices a vehicle stopped in an alley with passengers and no license plate and finds more than just mischief.
700th Milestone Episode 20x10
Crimes in Progess Special Edition 20x09
When Detective Aaron Vigil of the Rialto, CA, Police Department assists fellow officers in a pursuit of an intoxicated and dangerous suspect, the situation gets intense after the bandit involves innocent bystanders. Also featured is Deputy Jeffery Grant of the Hillsborough, FL, County Sheriff's Office, who stops a vehicle in a known drug area and finds that the situation is not all it's cracked up to be.
Coast to Coast #134 20x08
Coast to Coast #132 20x07
20 Years Caught on Tape (2) 20x06
20 Years Caught on Tape (1) 20x05
Coast to Coast #131 20x04
Coast to Coast #130 20x03
Evidence...What Evidence? #1 20x02
Coast to Coast #133 20x01
When Officers Jason Moss and David Honick of the Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Police assist in the pursuit of a repeat narcotics felon, they not only find the suspect's discarded stash, but also find that a K-9 unit was hungry for a capture. Also featured is FTO Mike Helms of the Brevard, FL, County Sheriff's Office, who acts as a human lie detector when a drunk driver entangles herself in a web of dishonesty.