The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is ready for its closeup.
After filming deputies for eight weeks this summer, the long-running reality television show “Cops” will air the results on an episode at 8 p.m. Saturday on Spike TV.
It’s the third time in seven years that the sheriff’s department has been featured on the popular program, which follows officers responding to calls, conducting traffic stops and interacting with local residents. In the past, the Sacramento and Elk Grove police departments have also been on the show.
One episode from 2015 included a segment where Sacramento County detectives chased down a stolen Honda Civic and questioned the driver and his passenger at a gas station. A preview for tonight’s episode highlights a car crash, a domestic violence incident and shoplifting.
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Before production began this summer, spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said the show would help residents better understand how the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department operates.
“It gives people a little bit of perspective of some of the things we deal with on a daily basis,” he said.