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Season 1 1989

  • 1989-03-12T01:00:00Z on Spike TV
  • 25 mins
  • 6 hours, 15 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality

Called the original reality show, COPS hit the airwaves in 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the cinéma vérité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS continually wins its 8pm time slot Saturday nights on FOX. COPS can also be seen in syndication on CourtTV and on the FX Cable Channel.

15 episodes

1x01 Broward County, FL 1

  • Series Premiere

    1989-03-12T01:00:00Z — 25 mins

In the pilot, officers from Broward County, Fla., are observed during one weekend. Included: a crack house is busted; suspected drug dealers are arrested. A raid on a home belived to contain drugs. Suspected drug traffickers are arrested at an airport; a body is found floating in a canal; and an officer discusses his relationship with a colleague.

1x02 Broward County, FL 2

  • 1989-03-19T01:00:00Z — 25 mins

In Florida, Dep. Linda Canada responds to a domestic dispute; Sgt. Robert Deak runs a drug task force; "lost" drivers are found in a drug-trafficking area by Lt. Robert Rios and Dep. Willie Washington.

1x03 Broward County, FL 3

  • 1989-03-26T01:00:00Z — 25 mins

Featured: segments on domestic problems, including a sibling brawl and a young mother who lives in a crack house with her child.

1x04 Broward County, FL 4

  • 1989-04-02T01:00:00Z — 25 mins

Two officers go undercover as prostitutes in a vice bust.

1x05 Broward County, FL 5

  • 1989-04-09T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Cases include an armed man in a church, and a bomb threat in a restaurant.

1x06 Broward County, FL 6

  • 1989-04-16T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

An undercover officer must separate a child from a mother involved in a crack bust; the approach of Super Bowl weekend brings a crackdown by the deputies of Broward County, Fla.

1x07 Broward County, FL 7

  • 1989-04-23T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Cases include drunken driving; hit-and-run accidents; and a child's call to 911.

1x08 Broward County, FL 8

  • 1989-04-30T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

A fight is stopped; kids are removed from a drug environment; suspected transvestites are warned against soliciting.

1x09 Broward County, FL 9

  • 1989-05-07T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

From 1989 in Florida: Dep. Jim Fondo tries to help the family of a mother and daughter who are suspected of prostitution; a suspected marijuana dealer is served with a warrant by the Organized Crime Division of the sheriff's department.

1x10 Broward County, FL 10

  • 1989-05-14T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

A melee results when a suspected cocaine dealer is recaptured after his escape from a buy-bust orchestrated by Capt. Ron Cacciatore of the Organized Crime Division of the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department.

1x11 Broward County, FL 11

  • 1989-05-21T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

A deputy must restrain a husband from injuring himself during a domestic dispute; a suspect has a heart attack during a 3-kilo cocaine bust by the Organized Crime Division.

1x12 Broward County, FL 12

  • 1989-05-28T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman turns in her ex-boyfriend for alleged drug dealing; and a domestic dispute between two sisters is halted by Deputy Mike Hoffman.

1x13 Broward County, FL 13

  • 1989-06-04T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Officers are seen stalking a burglar; using a mobile home in a drug sting; and investigating a murder at a dinner party.

1x14 Broward County, FL 14

  • 1989-06-11T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

The deputies' investigations include prostitution; a hit-and-run; and a double homicide in a restaurant.

1x15 Russia 1 Hour Special

  • 1989-06-18T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Police operations in Russia, including a visit to the Soviet Militia Training Academy. Intoxicated individuals are apprehended at a May Day parade; a suspected drug house is raided. Officers break up a motorcycle gang and respond to a knife fight between warring student factions at a trade school. A high-speed car chase.