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In this reality series, cameras ride along with law enforcement officers as they go about their daily (actually, usually nightly) duties patrolling the streets of American cities. The action is sometimes exciting, often mundane, and always colorful. The series debuted on Fox in 1989 and continues to air.

Saturday 8:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
31 Seasons, 781 Episodes
March 11, 1989
Action & Adventure, Reality
Cast: Andrew Fincher, Heather Ashley Chase
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Cops Full Episode Guide

  • Police work through a high-risk situation and turn it into a teaching moment; an oblivious suspect tries to make some money by ripping off two detectives; and a driver's inability to do simple math lands her in hot water.

  • A masked suspect lashes out in fear when deputies discover his outstanding warrant; an eccentric woman commits a traffic violation on her way to the nail salon, and a physical altercation marks the end of a strained relationship.

  • A distraught man wants to confront his wife over her bold accusations; officers are baffled when a suspect has an elaborate explanation for his belongings; a dishonest driver gets caught in multiple lies.

  • Police turn to forensic analysis when two suspects won't take ownership of a sketchy pack of smokes; dinner is ruined after one roommate lets his fists fly; a recent divorcee stands his ground when he thinks he's being set up.

  • A persistent woman doesn't want police to interrupt her late-night bike ride. A reckless motorist gambles with the lives of multiple innocent people. A questionable date night ends with a spun-out car and two pairs of handcuffs.

  • A sluggish suspect gives up when he realizes he can't outrun the law. Officers try to piece together the events of a wild fight between neighbors. A vengeful man's plan to extort money from his ex-girlfriend goes awry.

  • An innocent man is startled when a runaway motorcyclist crashes into his trailer; a stubborn suspect plays dumb when deputies confront him with the truth; and officers are disappointed when they run into a repeat lawbreaker.

  • Multiple attempts to stop a fleeing vehicle eventually gain traction. A driver becomes visibly agitated when deputies get closer to uncovering his secret. Officers split up when a young cyclist tries to make a quick getaway.

  • A kitchen fire rapidly engulfs a house and traps one man on the top floor. A surprisingly calm runaway driver confuses officers when he blames his actions on nerves. A quiet suspect asks police to go easy on him.

  • A regular suspect can't convince deputies that he had a good reason to run. A married couple's nosy roommate holds them back from kicking their bad habits. Neighbors witness a husband and wife fight over their infant son.

  • A stubborn suspect prolongs the inevitable when he bargains from a rooftop. Chaos ensues when a nightclub manager confronts the employee who stole his cash. A talkative man insists he meant to get arrested.

  • In a matter of seconds, officers go from arresting a suspect to saving his life. An unhappy husband reacts badly when his wife uncovers his internet history. A man’s hostile behavior alienates and hurts everyone around him.

  • A feud between brothers escalates when someone pulls out a gun; a man won't stay away from his ex-girlfriend despite being under a court order; officers have a heart-to-heart with a woman who wants to take control of her life.

  • A fishy license plate helps officers prevent a possible burglary. Police arrive just in time when a case of unrequited love turns violent. Deputies are surprised by a suspected arsonist's choice of attire, or lack thereof.

  • A desperate man’s last-ditch effort to flee from officers goes down in flames. Multiple units work together to diffuse a dangerous situation. Deputies keep an eye on a custody battle that involves some expensive groceries.

  • A motorcyclist leads officers on a chase down city streets. Even a dead car battery doesn't stop a grieving man from eluding the police. A jumpy driver fails to avoid the cops and gives an awkward apology to his girlfriend.

  • Officers step in when a man tries to start a fight with everyone in his neighborhood. A wanted suspect is convinced police told him to take off on his bike. A young, troubled mom gets a second chance to turn her life around.

  • A DUI suspect makes some bad choices when he ventures out for a late-night snack. A squabbling couple brings each other down once police start asking questions. Cops pull over a man who's convinced his passenger set him up.

  • Officers wear down their brakes when a daring driver takes them on a wild ride. A chicken breeder has a shady explanation for the items discovered in his car. A trigger-happy man has trouble owning up to his mistakes.

  • An out of control driver wants to get back home for a birthday party. A man with big dreams has a hard time telling officers why his fingerprints are on a gun. A trip to buy dog food turns into a run-in with the police.

  • A half-naked cyclist takes officers on a frantic run through the neighborhood. A suspicious man makes a series of wrong moves in front of his girlfriend. Things get weird when police find a woman hiding in a cupboard.

  • Officers pursue a wanted man and prevent a potentially deadly home invasion. A tense passenger starts mouthing off before deputies can get a word in. Police search for a teen's stolen bike and find a man at the end of his rope.

  • A vigilant neighbor calls the cops when he sees the downstairs liquor store being robbed; a driver burns bridges with a new friend after he steals her truck; deputies urge a young man to be a better role model for his brother.

  • A suspect leaves his uneaten parfait behind after police find more than treats in his pocket. An armed driver tells officers a far-fetched story to justify his weapon. A heated back and forth ends with a call to animal control.

  • A quiet neighborhood turns into the scene of a dangerous multi-vehicle pursuit; a man down on his luck tries to hide his guilt by ditching some clothes; fists fly when a shopkeeper confronts a man who ripped him off.

  • Officers subdue an erratic man who is convinced that a wild animal is following him; a birthday celebration quickly goes south when guns get involved; deputies help break up a volatile domestic situation.

  • Officers use gloves when they apprehend a skittish suspect with a serious skin condition; a father-to-be quickly learns that running only makes things worse; an aspiring rapper treats officers to a song after he ends up in cuffs.

  • A wanted man makes a break for it with deputies hot on his trail; police find themselves in a vehicle pursuit when a driver's fears get the better of him; a traffic stop exposes a car full of people who have a lot to hide.

  • Police catch a familiar face; emotions run high after a man's mistress causes problems with his wife; and officers have trouble getting a straight answer from a suspicious duo.

  • A reckless driver tries to escape both the cops and the pain of a broken heart. Officers catch a PTA dad setting a bad example. A woman with a checkered past has a hard time turning over a new leaf.

  • Officers attempt to track down an armed carjacking suspect; police arrive at a hectic scene and get help from a witness to set the record straight; and a confrontational cyclist blames his bad behavior on anime.

  • It's off to the races when an injured suspect spots his window of opportunity. A man bosses officers around after he's caught with some unsavory items. Detectives catch a man in a sting, but he still won't admit to his crime.

  • An unruly man tries to give officers the slip. Witnesses call the cops when a well-dressed driver plows through multiple barricades. Even deputies are surprised when a domestic call takes an unexpected turn.

  • A fleeing suspect tries every lame excuse to get out of going to jail. A sleepy driver asks deputies to hide the truth from his angry wife. Police hear everyone's story when a trespassing call becomes a neighborhood-wide ordeal.

  • Celebrating 1,000 episodes with a special packed with fan-favorite clips from the show and a reunion with officers and the suspects they busted; hosted by Terry Crews.

  • Tasers are deployed after an erratic suspect attempts to outsmart officers. A lawbreaker tries to convince detectives they didn't just see him commit a crime. An officer is called to supervise a ridiculous business transaction.

  • A parolee manages to outrun officers, but his luck quickly runs out. A quarreling couple attracts their neighbors' attention, and police are called to intervene. A disoriented driver blames his freak accident on bad weather.

  • Surrounded by officers, a driver's sneaky passenger makes a bold move; tempers flare between roommates after a woman feeds eggs to her dog; a deputy acts swiftly when he spots a dangerous object in the backseat of a vehicle.

  • Deputies investigate three unrelated cases, including a suspicious female whose friend is the actual culprit. Also: A runaway suspect turns a small problem into a huge one; and a defiant woman reveals her misdeeds and puts her marriage at risk.

  • With officers hot on his trail, a wanted suspect's world comes crashing down; a tearful woman calls deputies to help apprehend her hostile husband; during a traffic stop, one passenger tries to outrun the police and his past.

  • A chatty motorist becomes agitated when officers start asking questions; a fleeing driver calls his wife in the middle of a pursuit; and a man is caught lying and is given a test to prove his innocence.

  • A precarious foot pursuit ends with the suspect in an embarrassing position; a motorist calls the cops when a pedestrian loses his cool; a relationship becomes jeopardized when a man resorts to old habits.

  • Cops organize a search and discover a suspect in a tight spot; a pastor locates a suspicious car parked behind his church; and an officer gives advice to a young mom with a hard past.

  • Officers face a repeat offender; a deputy finds a group of teens in a parked car; and a lady is surprised after deputies unearth a secret of her brother's.

  • A wanted man makes a desperate decision after he flees on foot; an overprotective girlfriend questions the cops and finds herself in cuffs; a jealous man loses more than his girlfriend after he picks a fight with her son.

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