Cops

The BEST episodes of Cops

Every episode of Cops ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cops!

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.

Last Updated: 11/28/2022Network:Fox Nation
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Coast to Coast #170
star
8.88
49 votes

#1 - Coast to Coast #170

Season 22 - Episode 31 - Aired 6/19/2010

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Coast to Coast 84
star
8.60
10 votes

#2 - Coast to Coast 84

Season 18 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/2005

An officer stops a vehicle for a missing tail light and quickly discovers the driver is hiding a jar of methamphetamine.

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High Times Special Edition
star
8.60
10 votes

#3 - High Times Special Edition

Season 17 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/9/2005

(Pierce County WA - 1:43 AM Public Disturbance Call) South Hill Precinct – Deputy Patrick Davidson works the beat area where there’s not many cops, but lots of tweakers and dopeheads. He goes to a hotel on the call of Tim who is really wasted in Apt 21. When Pat arrives Tim takes off and is caught around back. Deputy Eugene Abaun assists. Tim ran because he thought they were trying to hit him, so he threw everything. He was high on coke and was going out to score. He’s been awake for 4-5 days, is barefoot, can’t walk because he has football feet. He’s not on probation, on bond. He’s done coke all day since he was 26 years old. He doesn’t deal, lost his pipe and is bi-polar. The landlord wants him out. Christine can drive him away because it’s not a crime to be high. So they let him go. The owner says he was wandering up and down knocking on doors last night. He told him to stay inside and wants him out tomorrow. He throws his stuff in a garbage bag and leaves. Santa Ana, CA – Officer Garry Caruso grew up around police since his dad was a cop. He saw it, heard stories and it sounded like fun. He wasn’t pushed into it. (1:38 AM Street Patrol) They drive an unmarked car into a known gang alley where they go to do and sell drugs. They go after a white El Camino with guys inside and catch them. The driver, Kevin, is an old white guy. The passenger is a young Hispanic. They go to pull the young guy out and he tries to swallow the drugs and they choke it out of him and cuff him. Officer Mary Campuzano was first on the scene. Kevin is on parole for a possession charge in 1998. He was going to pick up a girl named Shasta and the young guy just got in his car because he needed a ride. He saw he had drugs and he told him to get rid of them. Both go to jail. Las Vegas – South East Area Command - Officer Gibron Smith loves Vegas, but it gets hot – over 110 degrees and stays like that for months. It gets real hot on 4 hours of calls outside of your car. Sg

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Arizona 7
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8.57
7 votes

#4 - Arizona 7

Season 13 - Episode 33 - Aired 4/28/2001

A suspect ditches a stolen bike and flees into the Arizona desert; officers find an intoxicated stripper on a hallway floor.

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Bad Girls 2
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8.40
5 votes

#5 - Bad Girls 2

Season 16 - Episode 36 - Aired 5/22/2004

Spokane, WA - Officer Daniel Waters responds with other officers to a shoplifting call inside a 7-Eleven convenience store. Jacksonville, FL - Officer Jamie Eason pulls over a car for a traffic infraction after it was seen leaving a know drug house. Philadelphia, PA - Officer William Toughill respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment involving a woman who slashed another with a knife.

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Coast to Coast 83
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8.27
11 votes

#6 - Coast to Coast 83

Season 18 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/2005

Police respond to a domestic disturbance call and find a man who says he fears for his life because his wife is a belligerent, violent drunk.

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Coast to Coast 97
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8.27
11 votes

#7 - Coast to Coast 97

Season 18 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/4/2006

Stories are from Gwinnett, County, Ga, Las Vegas, Nv, Travis County, Tx and Atlanta, Ga. A backpack full of drugs is found during the arrest of suspects in an area known for heroin deals.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Special Edition 3
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8.25
12 votes

#8 - Ho! Ho! Ho! Special Edition 3

Season 18 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/2005

When Detective Jason Lando of the Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Police investigates suspicious activity in a parking lot frequented by drug users and prostitutes, the parked driver claims to be waiting for her daughter. As the investigation continues, officers recognize the driver’s daughter as someone they encounter frequently. The shaky young girl is found with drug paraphernalia and the situation becomes very emotional as she is detained in front of her mother. On the other side of the country, Sgt. Tom Jenkins of the Las Vegas, NV, Metropolitan Police Department stops a young female behaving suspiciously on the legendary Las Vegas strip. After the female suspect lies to Sgt. Jenkins, she eventually breaks down and admits to working the streets. Another segment features Officer Derek Bishop of the Spokane, WA, Police Department, responding to a call where a female suspect claims to be hitchhiking. Although she was ticketed several weeks before for prostitution, she maintains her innocence. When officers begin to question her credibility, some arresting surprises surface and the suspect attempts to bargain with officers.

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Turbo Charged
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8.21
81 votes

#9 - Turbo Charged

Season 27 - Episode 23 - Aired 1/17/2015

An extremely understanding cop gives a resistant suspect too many chances. A driver reminds us why we should never let a friend borrow our car. A man with a supped-up vehicle tells an awful lie to police.

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Arizona 5
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8.20
5 votes

#10 - Arizona 5

Season 11 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/22/1999

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Coast to Coast 58
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8.17
6 votes

#11 - Coast to Coast 58

Season 16 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/3/2004

Officers must use a stun gun to break up a fight outside a bar; a routine traffic stop finds marijuana.

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Coast to Coast 95
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8.15
13 votes

#12 - Coast to Coast 95

Season 18 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/4/2006

From Gwinnett County, GA; Las Vegas, NV; and Travis County, TX. Stories include a fight in progress call; a family dispute; and a car stop reveals a large quantity of marijuana.

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Eye in the Sky
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8.15
93 votes

#13 - Eye in the Sky

Season 27 - Episode 27 - Aired 2/14/2015

A jaywalker darts on a mad dash through the weeds; things go badly for a suspect on a stolen motorcycle when choppers help officers track him down; a domestic dispute leads cops to a slew of unexpected crimes.

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Coast to Coast 82
star
8.11
9 votes

#14 - Coast to Coast 82

Season 18 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/1/2005

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Coast to Coast 103
star
8.11
9 votes

#15 - Coast to Coast 103

Season 18 - Episode 32 - Aired 6/10/2006

A car chase in Pittsburgh ends badly; a nude female victim in Spokane.

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Las Vegas Heat 2 Special Edition
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8.10
10 votes

#16 - Las Vegas Heat 2 Special Edition

Season 18 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/2005

Stories include a fight call, police respond to a theft call as students attempt to steal a hotel's fake flamingo, and a prostitute is arrested during a traffic stop.

Smooth Criminal
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8.10
243 votes

#17 - Smooth Criminal

Season 24 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/2011

The Boynton Beach, FL, Police Department conducts an undercover operation involving a woman who has allegedly hired a hit man to kill her husband. While posing as the hit man, an undercover officer has a candid conversation during which the woman details the situation. Following the conversation, the police department sets up a mock-crime scene so that when the suspect arrives home, she will think that her plan has been completed. To her surprise, she is taken into custody by the police and eventually arrested for solicitation of first-degree murder

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Coast to Coast 87
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8.09
11 votes

#18 - Coast to Coast 87

Season 18 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/14/2006

Stories from Ft. Myers, Fl.. Las Vegas and Lee County, Florida. Police are dispatched to a call from a person who was approached by a man with a gun that claimed he had used it in robbing a bank.

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Coast to Coast 98
star
8.08
12 votes

#19 - Coast to Coast 98

Season 18 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/11/2006

When Det. Joe Lewis and Sgt. Jason Snyder of the Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Police stop a vehicle, the driver immediately speeds off and a chase ensues. Once apprehended, the suspect tells the undercover officers he was afraid of being sent to jail for having a small amount of “weed” in his pocket. However, as the investigation continues, we learn that the suspect has been convicted of a felony. Another segment features Officers Derrick Pendergrass and Zach Fuller of the Chattanooga, TN, Police Department stopping a vehicle for having tags that don’t match the car they are allegedly registered to, and for failure to maintain lanes. The driver appears very nervous and immediately hands the officers an empty plastic bag. This intoxicated suspect admits that beer somehow spilled in the front seat of his car

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Cheek to Cheek
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8.07
115 votes

#20 - Cheek to Cheek

Season 30 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/14/2018

A traffic stop takes an unexpected turn when the suspect decides to go off-roading. A woman refuses to cover for her son’s friend. Security cameras catch a man trying to conceal some items in a not-so-nice hiding place.

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Las Vegas Heat 3 Special Edition
star
8.06
16 votes

#21 - Las Vegas Heat 3 Special Edition

Season 18 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/11/2006

In Las Vegas, Nevada, officers respond to a disturbance call where a customer was threatened by a disturbed man.

Not My Crack
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8.02
92 votes

#22 - Not My Crack

Season 27 - Episode 25 - Aired 1/31/2015

An uncooperative suspect obeys instructions from his more levelheaded relative. A dead ringer for “The Rock” uncovers some crack rock. Officers try to get the truth out of two known drug users.

Between a Bush and a Hard Place
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8.01
280 votes

#23 - Between a Bush and a Hard Place

Season 29 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/5/2016

A car chase switches gears when the driver flees on foot; tempers flare between neighbors after some kids get physical; a nervous driver becomes irate when the police search his passenger.

Pass the Buck
star
8.00
3 votes

#24 - Pass the Buck

Season 34 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/25/2022

The owner of a stolen truck calls officers when he spots it in a nearby alley. A fleeing driver leads officers on a wild chase over a closed bridge. Police track down a suspect who gave a liquor store employee a phony $100 bill.

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Pierce County, WA 35
star
8.00
4 votes

#25 - Pierce County, WA 35

Season 13 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/5/2001

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