‘Cops’ TV Show Hits The Valley | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:26

By Robert Souza


Castro Valley scofflaws, criminals and villains of all sorts had better prepare themselves for their TV debut.


A camera crew from the popular Fox Saturday night television show “Cops” has been tracking Alameda County Sheriff’s patrols since last Wednesday, taping deputies as they make arrests and investigate crime scenes around the county.


“This has been in the works for a while,” said Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson. “Sheriff Ahern feels his deputies do a great job serving the community and wanted the country to see what we do. None of it is staged.”


The filming will continue for the next two months. The episode on Alameda County will probably not air for at least six months, Nelson guessed.


He said he expects the TV crew won’t be disappointed as they film service calls in Castro Valley and other parts of the county.


“In the course of two months they’re going to get some good footage and will see what we really do out on the streets,” Nelson said.

“Cops,” which has a world-wide audience, has aired for the past 22 years, following law enforcement officers in 140 cities in the U.S. as well as police in Hong Kong, London and Russia.



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