TV Show COPS to Feature Omaha Police Officers

“Bad boy. Bad boy. Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” WOWT 6 News has uncovered the television show COPS will soon be featuring the Omaha Police Department.

COPS is one of the longest running programs in the United States. It’s been on the air since 1989.

The program shows the day-to-day drama that faces law enforcement. In two weeks, the show is coming to Omaha.

Photographers will be riding with Omaha Police officers in all parts of the city. Producers have said there's a misconception the show is about the criminal -- when it's really about officers doing their job.

The show has asked several times over the years to record the police force in action in Omaha -- but never got permission. So why now?

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer tells WOWT 6 News that the show is "the ultimate form of transparency. The men and woman of the Omaha Police department are extremely professional. And I'd like the world to see it."

It's not clear how long photographers will be riding along with OPD or when the episodes will eventually air.

The new season of COPS is already airing on SPIKE TV. Some of the other police departments to be featured this season include Las Vegas; Glendale, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Lafayette, Louisiana.

We’re told that once the shows producers and photographers start riding around at the end of the month, they’ll give the public updates on their Facebook page.

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