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Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of police-reality imitators. Initially filmed only in Broward County, Fla., the series went on to show off (more…)

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Season 23, Episode 21 Coast to Coast

First Aired: May 18, 2011

In the 23rd-season finale, police in Sacramento County, Cal., look for a parolee who may be armed. Also: A deputy in Palm Beach County, Fla., deals with a domestic dispute involving a knife; and a deputy in Pierce County, Wash., finds drugs in a vehicle pulled over because it was missing a license plate.

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  • Premiered: March 11, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of police-… (more)

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