The law enforcement docuseries nabs 90 more episodes.
January 12, 2024
Reelz announced today that On Patrol: Live has been renewed for a third season. The docuseries has received another 90-episode order that will see it on the air through at least January 2025.
"We are thrilled to renew the program for another year and to see viewers come together on Friday and Saturday nights as On Patrol: Live chronicles police on patrol in communities across America," said Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard.
The show premiered in 2022, serving as a new iteration of A&E's popular 'Live PD.' Its freshman count of 60 episodes was increased to 90 for Season 2 and the upcoming Season 3. In 2023, the show helped make Reelz the most-watched cable entertainment network in the 25-54 year-old demographic group on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to midnight ET.
Hosted by Dan Abrams, On Patrol: Live captures the patrols of a variety of America's busiest police forces in urban and rural communities. Audiences get insight about the events in real time during a typical night's work using a mix of dash cams, fixed rig, and handheld cameras. There are also citizen ride-alongs, where local residents from selected communities get a first-hand perspective on the action.
People become cops for 3 reasons...
1) They are bullies.. and want to continue that behavior after high school
2) They want to "save the world" - this QUICKLY gets disillusioned and they then fall into #1 or #3
3) They want the "brotherhood" they can't find anywhere else (except the military, a gang, or motorcycle club)
Anyone that says "comply if you have nothing to hide" isn't concerned about their constitutional rights or personal freedom.
Always follow officer directions, don't be aggressive or resistant, but NEVER agree to be searched for any reason, even if you are 10000% certain officers will find nothing. And NEVER answer ANY questions an officer asks - none. If an officer asks what color the sky is.. don't answer. Remember ANYTHING you say can be (and WILL be) used AGAINST you - never for you.
It's the JOB of the police to FIND a reason, any reason, to arrest you.
So many people on this show are their own worst enemy.
I have never had a run in with police, but I still would not allow someone to search my car if I am asked.
I love this show and glad it is renewed. Not much good stuff on TV these days
It's OVERLY repetitive and rarely exciting.
I get the feeling the officers they follow are just very, very, very good at being that "shining face of the force" - and aren't REALLY the typical officer for the departments. Live PD was better.. but yeah.. apparently they aided in coverups of inappropriate officer behavior.. no clue how they just retitle a show and avoid the legal issues.