"COPS" TV show finishes up taping with Glendale police

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The nationally syndicated TV show "COPS" will be wrapping up a 10-week taping with the Glendale Police Department the week of June 23.

The first segment from Glendale will air on on the program's July 12 edition. There are expected to be approximately 10 segments featuring Glendale police officers, which will air throughout the show's fall season.

"COPS" premiered in 1989 and aired nationally on Fox until last year, when it was picked up by Spike TV. According to the show's website, the program has followed police officers from 140 cities in the United States.

The show's format involves camera crews being embedded with police officers to film their activities. There's no narration over the show, just comments from the officers themselves. Episodes typically have 3 segments from different locations which showcase officers making arrests, patrolling and doing other duties.

This is the first time that the Glendale Police Department has been featured on the show. However, "COPS" has been filmed with officers from other police departments in the state of Arizona.