FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 7 p.m. CST on SPIKE on Dec. 17. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “a man has a heart-pounding experience and requires medical assistance,” according to the “COPS” website.
The show, produced by Langley Productions, rode along with and recorded Springfield officers from June 14 until Aug. 26. Additional episodes featuring the SPD will be shown in the coming months, including an episode airing Feb. 11, 2017.
“This is an opportunity for people to get a front row seat to the types of incidents we are called to on a daily basis,” said Police Chief Paul Williams. “The ‘COPS’ crew is a great group of people to work with, and we are looking forward to the community seeing the product of the many hours they spent with us.”
The Springfield Police Department and Langley Productions worked together under terms of a contract developed by the SPD, and the SPD received no funds for its involvement with the show. The SPD also filmed with Langley Productions in 2011 and 2014.
View the promo for the episode airing this Saturday.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams