You may be seeing some familiar faces on Spike TV during the 25th and final fall season of COPS; a TV reality series that films ride alongs with police officers.
Producers and camera crews spent two months with Stockton Police Officers and have selected eight stories that will air this season.
The seasons airs at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 on Spike TV.
The Spike Network released a segment of the fall season of COPS featuring a clip of a Stockton police officer. In the segment, the officer confronts an assailant.
In an interview with the Lodi News-Sentinel, Officer Joe Silva said: “Having ‘Cops’ filming here is not only good for department morale, as it promotes our officers and their hard work, but it is also a very good recruiting tool, as we are currently hiring.”
COPS.com posted a Stockton Police Department recruiting video and has been publicizing the department by posting updates about the crew’s time with the SPD and pictures of crime scenes.
“It’s good publicity for the police officers. It shows the people of Stockton that they’re doing their job,” said student Carlos Guerra.
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