On Wednesday, the producers of the long-running TV show posted a promo online with scenes involving the Boise Police Department.
New “Cops” episodes featuring Boise officers are scheduled to air on Spike TV at 6 p.m. on the next two Saturdays, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, David Schwarz of Spike said Thursday.
A “Cops” crew shot footage in Boise for about seven weeks in late summer and early fall, enough for about 13 segments.
It was the second time “Cops” has come to Boise. In 2006, it shot footage for about eight episode segments. There are three segments per 30-minute episode.
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The four-person crew would tag along with BPD patrol officers five days a week for eight hours a day, starting at 3:30 p.m. The crew worked with more than a dozen officers. Perpetrators, who are not paid for their appearance, must sign a release to have their face featured.
The promo for Saturday’s show includes a scene from Boise in which a man removed his underwear while speaking to officers. Here’s the YouTube trailer:
Readers say this won’t be the first of the new Boise footage to air, but Schwarz could not confirm that Thursday, nor say how many still-to-come episodes will feature BPD. He did say, however, that a “Cops” rerun with Boise segments will air on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8.