Saturday, January 19, 2019

Live PD

You guys... I’m obsessed with this show.

Currently in it’s third season (I’ve been watching since the first season) and airing 2-3 times a week but always on Friday and Saturdays, this show brings a real faces to the police officers working around the country night after night. It also brings a face to the real problems that American cities are facing. 

Moderated by Dan Abrams in his lovable sweaters and corny jokes, he’s joined by veteran police officer Sean “Sticks” Larkin from Tulsa, Oklahoma and DC crime specialist Tom Morris Jr (who’s seriously passionate about his missing segments) each week. These three men discuss and comment on what we see go down on Live PD. Let’s get into what the show is all about Incase you’ve never seen an episode. 

Camera crews follow around several police departments around the country all at the same time and live. When I say live, I’ve heard there is a 5-15 minute delay in the footage due to bleeping out people’s last names and socials as they give them to officers. I believe the delay is also Incase of a serious crime occurring (however we have seen people stabbed, shot and tased on the show). Some of the police departments that are currently featured weekly include-
Richland, South Carolina
El Paso, Texas
Warwick, Rhode Island
Green County, Missouri
Salinas, California
Franklin County, Ohio
Pasco County, Florida

Many departments participate in the show and up to 16 departments can be featured. The show goes to which ever department is having the most interesting crime or incident occurring. Dan, Tom and Sean are often seen catching us up on what’s occurred while they go to break or in between finding out what is going on with another department. As the show happens live, people are released from traffic stops, drugs are found on commercial break etc and they let us know after by giving the updates. 

While the show might seem very much like COPS. It is indeed not and it’s very much it’s own show. Departments are often shown in the good and the bad situations. We see real towns, with real people and real problems. We see the serious drug epidemic that is sweeping the nation. We see gangs, we see people nightly with suspended licenses, drunk drivers etc. However, we also see the good. We see people trying to help one another. We see people taking an active part in their community to rid it of the bad apples. We see Officers trying to explain the law to citizens. We see Officers trying to bridge that gap in areas where the police may not be that trusted. We see Officers showing kindness to others, giving respect and just asking for it back in return. 

This isn’t a show that just shows cities and towns at it’s worst. It’s a show that’s trying to bridge a divide that’s been deep and forefront recently in the news. These cities are trying to clean up their towns, get people help and trying to educate the public that we are all working together to keep people safe and that everyone needs to take part in it. 

Did I mention there’s dogs? That’s just an added bonus to the show. K-9 units are featured in several departments and these dogs work just as hard as their handlers when it comes to sniffing out crime. UIKEYINPUTUPARROW


Anonymous said...

Suot niya ang kanyang pinakamagandang damit.