The Best Episodes of Cops

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

COPS is one of the first (and only) true and UNSCRIPTED reality shows, it follows the activities of police officers by embedding camera crews with police units. The show’s formula follows the Cinéma vérité convention, with no narration or scripted dialog, depending entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact. COPS has followed officers in 140 different cities in the United States and also has been shot in Hong Kong, London, and the former Soviet Union. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes in length and typically consists of three segments, with each segment being one or two self-contained police incidents.

Nashville, TN 5

#1 - Nashville, TN 5

Season 6 - Episode 5

star 10.00
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Philadelphia, PA 7

#2 - Philadelphia, PA 7

Season 5 - Episode 10

Philadelphia officer James Boone answers burglary-in-progress calls; Off. Joe Longmore arrests robbery suspects; Offs. John Harkins and Jim Diamond nab a suspected purse snatcher.

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New York City 3

#3 - New York City 3

Season 7 - Episode 14

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1 votes
Las Vegas, NV 7

#4 - Las Vegas, NV 7

Season 3 - Episode 17

Officers discover weapons while searching for steroids and encounter a couple in hiding.

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Memphis, TN 1

#5 - Memphis, TN 1

Season 4 - Episode 19

(Narcotics Unit Briefing) Detective Leo Hampton says there is a 65 & 63 year old white couple selling pot out of their house and he wants to get them all in one room. They bought from the woman before and she is supposed to have 4 or 5 pounds of marijuana there. 10:07 PM they head out and he says she is known to carry a .22 and is not afraid to use it. (10:17 PM Warrant Served) Elderly couple distributed narcotics; assault.

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Atlanta, GA 10

#6 - Atlanta, GA 10

Season 11 - Episode 14

In Atlanta, Georgia, police catch a car-jacking suspect, a minivan catches fire and officers catch a robber posing as a parking-lot attendant.

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1 votes
Virginia Beach, VA 1

#7 - Virginia Beach, VA 1

Season 11 - Episode 8

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1 votes
Los Angeles, CA 28

#8 - Los Angeles, CA 28

Season 7 - Episode 20

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Kansas City 1

#9 - Kansas City 1

Season 4 - Episode 1

Officer Kevin Tempel responds to a drive by shooting where one of the victims says five women in a blue Malibu followed and shot them with a 12 gauge shotgun. Officer Scott Caron arrests two men after loss prevention staff at a supermarket catches them on video stealing cartons of Camel cigarettes. Officers climb onto the roof of a house to arrest a man after he destroyed everything inside.

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Tampa, FL 3

#10 - Tampa, FL 3

Season 8 - Episode 5

Tampa, FL - Deputy Mike Fields and Deputy Mike Russell respond to an assault call with a belligerent woman who disobeys commands and drives away. Deputy Dexter Cross gets a complaint from a Walgreens store about three intoxicated men. Deputy Don Morris checks a parked car near a closed business and finds two men sitting inside. When the passenger is searched the driver runs away.

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1 votes
Los Angeles, CA 27

#11 - Los Angeles, CA 27

Season 7 - Episode 18

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Providence, RI/Boston, MA 1

#12 - Providence, RI/Boston, MA 1

Season 9 - Episode 5

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1 votes
Miami, FL 13

#13 - Miami, FL 13

Season 9 - Episode 2

From Miami, Florida. Officers investigate a video-store robbery, the canine unit finds a suspect and a man attacks an officer.

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Los Angeles, CA 4

#14 - Los Angeles, CA 4

Season 2 - Episode 22

Collinsworth responds to a suicide attempt; narcotics serves a warrant; a baby has a seizure.

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New York City 4

#15 - New York City 4

Season 7 - Episode 15

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1 votes
Los Angeles, CA 24

#16 - Los Angeles, CA 24

Season 7 - Episode 19

From Los Angeles, California, a car-jacking, suspected thieves hide in the police tow-yard and a stabbing.

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Los Angeles, CA 5

#17 - Los Angeles, CA 5

Season 2 - Episode 23

Sgt. Verdugo of the Los Angeles Homicide Bureau investigates a brutal multiple homicide.

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Tampa, FL 5

#18 - Tampa, FL 5

Season 8 - Episode 12

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1 votes
Miami, FL 14

#19 - Miami, FL 14

Season 9 - Episode 3

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2 votes
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Orange County, CA 1

#20 - Orange County, CA 1

Season 8 - Episode 30

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2 votes
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Pierce County, WA 34

#21 - Pierce County, WA 34

Season 13 - Episode 32

star 9.50
4 votes
Out of Sight, Out of Mind

#22 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Season 29 - Episode 16

A father reports his son to the cops; a lawbreaker tries to blame his actions on family obligations; and officers come across odd items while searching a man's vehicle.

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Pierce County, WA 35

#23 - Pierce County, WA 35

Season 13 - Episode 34

star 9.33
3 votes
Alaska 2

#24 - Alaska 2

Season 3 - Episode 8

A state trooper helps recover the body of a drowned boy; a call on a drunken 5-year-old.

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Jacksonville, FL 11

#25 - Jacksonville, FL 11

Season 13 - Episode 16

A viewer recognizes a suspect and alerts police; a suspect admits to having a gun in his car; police discover a crack house.

star 9.33
3 votes