The Best Episodes of Cops

Odd Arrests

#1 - Odd Arrests

Season 25 - Episode 1

The 25th season kicks off with officers responding to a domestic-disturbance call in Toledo. Also: Sacramento cops work with an animal trainer to contain a feral zebra that's running loose in the city; a disturbance call in Portland, Ore., involves a suspect chasing a man along a highway overpass.

Fight and Flight

#2 - Fight and Flight

Season 26 - Episode 1

Arrests with a Twist

#3 - Arrests with a Twist

Season 24 - Episode 1

In the 24th-season opener, undercover cops are held at gunpoint in Las Vegas. Also: Narcotics and a concealed weapon are found in a car in Tampa; and police in Lafayette, La., check out a suspicious car and make arrests for solicitation and prostitution.

800th Episode Milestone

#4 - 800th Episode Milestone

Season 23 - Episode 1

On the 23rd season premiere, COPS celebrates a monumental 800th episode milestone with all the action indicative to the long-running series, including a chase, drug busts and more. An officer from the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida chases a man fleeing his car by foot only to find what the suspect failed to hide. Another officer from Boynton Beach receives a call about a boa constrictor spotted in a residential area. Meanwhile, officers from the Harris County Sherriff's Office in Texas stop a victim for a routine traffic violation that ends in a drug bust and a charge of grand theft auto

Odd Arrests #2

#5 - Odd Arrests #2

Season 22 - Episode 1

The COPS Season 22 opener includes a Las Vegas Metro police officer and the Las Vegas fire department trying to deal with a suspect who resists arrest, and a suspicious driver refuses to pull over.

Mohawked Cleaning Service

#6 - Mohawked Cleaning Service

Season 27 - Episode 1

A cyclist gives officers a bloody fight; a scared caregiver tries to evict an unwanted helper; tinfoil lands an unlicensed driver in hot water.

From Sixty to Zero

#7 - From Sixty to Zero

Season 29 - Episode 1

A motorcyclist gambles with his life during a high-speed chase. One lawbreaker will say anything to avoid being caught. A recent parolee blames Mom when the cops question him about his past.

Evidence...What evidence? #1

#8 - Evidence...What evidence? #1

Season 20 - Episode 2

Part two of the COPS 20th season premiere continues with stories from Pittsburg; Brevard Country, Florida; and Rialto, California. Stories include K-9 and other officers in the assist of the arrest of a known narcotics user seen with a gun; a woman with a suspended license is stopped and arrested for DUI; and the robbery of a restaurant leads to a trailer park and the arrest of suspects.

Liar, Liar #4

#9 - Liar, Liar #4

Season 22 - Episode 2

Continuing the hour long opener of season 22 for COPS, officers in California pursue a subject wanted for domestic violence; and Las Vegas metro police respond to a call that has been reported to them as a domestic violence incident.

Ho! Ho! Ho! #10 Special Editon

#10 - Ho! Ho! Ho! #10 Special Editon

Season 25 - Episode 2

In Portland, Ore., police catch a couple engaging in lewd activity in a car; a prostitution sting is discovered during an undercover investigation in Alameda County, Cal. Also: a confrontation with an underage prostitute in Las Vegas.

California Border Patrol Special Edition

#11 - California Border Patrol Special Edition

Season 23 - Episode 2

Officers from the Rio Grande City Customs and Border Protection in Texas engage in a sting operation to catch undocumented aliens crossing the border and wind up busting some for more than anticipated. Later, members of the border patrol in Nogales, AZ, arrest illegal immigrants trying to pass through the city by way of cargo trains.

Chases and Stings

#12 - Chases and Stings

Season 24 - Episode 2

A car pulls away from a known drug house and won't stop for police in Corpus Christi; an undercover cop's work leads to the arrests of two pimps and a prostitute in Las Vegas; an officer in Tampa witnesses a driver make several traffic violations.

Who Let The Dogs Out?

#13 - Who Let The Dogs Out?

Season 26 - Episode 2

First Time Caller

#14 - First Time Caller

Season 29 - Episode 2

A suspect risks life and limb to evade arrest; a father covers up for his violent son; and a malnourished woman reports trespassing ghosts.

Batter Up

#15 - Batter Up

Season 27 - Episode 2

A woman uses a tow service employee's body for batting practice; a man explains his medicinal meth use; a couple tries to convince officers they didn't shoplift.

What a Sap Special Edition

#16 - What a Sap Special Edition

Season 21 - Episode 2

Palm Beach County Sheriff's witness a speeding car in a drug infested area. Having stopped them in a pursuit, the driver angrily exits his vehicle to ask why he was stopped. He jumps back in his car and speeds off beginning a new chase in which a passenger bails out. The female is the drivers boyfriend which is only discovered after a long inquiry. She reveals he has a vial of crack inside the car. Next, a Spokane Police officer is called to a possible domestic call on the street. Looking up and down the road the officers discover a man standing under a tree in which a female is up in the tree. They find out that the woman often climbs the tree when upset with family problems. Then, a Rialto Police officer spots a drug transaction taking place. The men claim they are construction workers headed to purchase supplies, but a bag of crack on the floor has the officer in doubt.

Coast to Coast #130

#17 - Coast to Coast #130

Season 20 - Episode 3

COPS from Rialto, California; Brevard and Lee counties in Florida. Stories include a naive young man who buys drugs; a woman is arrested for domestic violence though it was she who called the police; and a minor is arrested for gun possession.

Back to Broward Special Edition

#18 - Back to Broward Special Edition

Season 21 - Episode 1

The beginning of season 21 finds the series back where it began, with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. First up, the officers chase down a hit and run driver. A long run ends with a ramming, followed by an investigation of the vehicle which uncovers a machete. Next, a known drug area finds a man on a bicycle who tries to flee. A search reveals cocaine on a man who is on probation. Lastly, officers are responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle near a business. The driver begins to flee as officers arrive. An investigation uncovers a bleary-eyed man behind the wheel who claims to be sleeping, yet a bag of white powder gives the officers another idea.

Stupid Behavior #3

#19 - Stupid Behavior #3

Season 21 - Episode 3

The Palm Beach County Sheriff Officers vice unit have set up a sting operation, using a pair of undercover officers in a pickup truck as buyers. The first seller takes the officers straight to a drug house to sell their crack. The suspect is quickly arrested after lighting up his crack on the way home. The second deal happens when a young man offers to sell the officers crack and asks them to join him for a smoke behind a gas station. Then, an officer in Las Vegas is summoned when a restaurant claims a man refused to pay his $400 bill. He is trapped by the manager and a waiter. The suspect first claims his friend paid the tab and then changes his story and says he paid the bill himself. The man is arrested when it's discovered he has warrants and now can add the unpaid bill to the charges. Lastly, an officer in Palm Beach has stopped a car for a tint violation. Lowering his window, a cloud of marijuana smoke billows out from the car and a small amount of crack and cocaine is also discovered.

Smooth Criminal

#20 - Smooth Criminal

Season 24 - Episode 3

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

Domestic Disturbances

#21 - Domestic Disturbances

Season 22 - Episode 3

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department/Apple Valley Station are summoned to a possible break-in of a home of a recently deceased owner. Next, an officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department head to a report of a shooting. Lastly, the deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department are called in for a fight between two brothers.

The Runaways

#22 - The Runaways

Season 27 - Episode 3

A driverless vehicle goes into an apartment complex; a suspect isn't fast enough to evade police; officers stumble upon a 7-year-old boy who left home alone.

Coast to Coast #131

#23 - Coast to Coast #131

Season 20 - Episode 4

COPS from Brevard County, Florida; Lee County, Florida; and Rialto, California. This episodes stories include a Brevard Deputy whom gets in a foot chase after a car stop; a Lee County Sheriff's deputy stops a juvenile driving a golf cart down the road; and a Rialto PD officer assists convenience-store employees who have been assaulted after several men try to steal beer.

Street Arrests #3

#24 - Street Arrests #3

Season 25 - Episode 3

In Alamenda County, California., police chase an uncooperative person on a bike; Newport, Virginia a suspecious car in investigated in a carpark. Also: responding to a domestic-disturbance call in Chattanooga.

Resisting Arrest #4

#25 - Resisting Arrest #4

Season 21 - Episode 4

A pair of Broward County Sheriff's pat down a couple of guys who are hanging out in front of a store. One man becomes agitated and pulls away as drug paraphernalia is discovered on him and are forced to subdue him with a taser. Then, as a North Las Vegas Police officer arrives for a call concerning a fight between two men, the suspects flee in opposite directions. One officer misses with a taser shot, but the suspect gives up anyways. The other officer has also subdued him man. Lastly, a Rancho Cucamonga Police deputy chases a car which looses control. The passenger explains that the driver is his boyfriend and they were arguing inside the car about infidelities, which was the cause of the erratic driving.