The average citizen probably doesn’t really understand what their local police department deals with on a daily basis. But a show like Cops can be a double edge sword. On one hand the public can be witness to the abuses that police officers put up with on a daily basis, on the other hand those who may already have a pre-conceived bias against law enforcement personnel can attempt to find ammunition (factual or perceived) from the television program.
The reality is, the only way a show like that could be broadcasted in your area is if your local TV station thinks the idea is great one and your local police department agrees to participate.
So the question today is, would you want this show to be broadcast in your city? Would you feel comfortable with cameras following you around day by day for viewer’s entertainment? I would like to hear your opinion.