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  • Cops (TV program)

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    Cops (stylized as COPS) is an American half-hour documentary reality crime/legal television program that follows city police officers, county sheriff's deputies, federal agents, and state troopers during patrols and other police activities including prostitution and narcotics stings. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the United States and in May 2011 became the longest-running show on Fox with the announcement that America's Most Wanted was being canceled after 23 years (that show's host, John Walsh also appeared many times on Cops). In 2013, the program moved from Fox to the cable network Spike, now known as Paramount Network. Cops entered its 31st season on June 4, 2018.Cops follows the activities of police officers by assigning television camera crews to accompany them as they perform their duties. The show's formula follows the cinéma vérité convention, which does not consist of any narration or scripted dialog, depending entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact. Each episode runs about 30 minutes long and typically consists of three self-contained segments which often end with an arrest.

  • Hollywood Police Department (Florida)

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    The Hollywood Police Department (HPD) is a full-service agency servicing a population of 145,629 in of the municipality of Hollywood, Florida. At full strength, the Department has 322 sworn law-enforcement officers.

  • History of the New York City Police Department

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    The New York City Police Department (NYPD) had it origins in the city government of New York trying to find a better way to control the rising crime rate in early-mid 19th century New York City. This crime rate had been brought on by the massive population growth, caused primarily by poor Irish immigrants from Ireland beginning in the 1820s. The City implemented the London, England policing model of a full-time professional police force in 1845, with the establishment of the Municipal Police, replacing the inadequate, out of date night watch system which had been in place since the 17th century with the founding of the Dutch colonial city of New Amsterdam. In 1857, the Municipal Police were tumultuously replaced by a Metropolitan Police, which consolidated other local police departments. Late 19th and early 20th century trends included professionalization and struggles against corruption.

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