‘COPS’ to film in Santa Rosa County in March

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Next month, if you get in trouble with the law in Santa Rosa County you could see national TV cameras in your face.

The hit show “COPS” will ride along with sheriff’s deputies.

“I think it’ll be pretty neat,” Resident A.J. Jordan said. “It’ll be something different.”

Some say it could be good and some bad. Megan Halfacre thinks it could be surprising for some people.

“I think it’ll show a lot of what people don’t know,” Halfacre said. “I mean it’s a nice place, it can be, but it’ll show a lot of what people don’t see, the bad parts of it.”

“Everyone around here will like that to be on TV,” Jordan said with laughter.

Sergeant Rich Aloy says this will give people a better understanding of the job of law enforcement in the community and what they face every day. Santa Rosa County isn’t new to national reality TV. 

“How long will it last considering when LIVE PD came, they were only on for one episode maybe,” Halfacre asked. 

Lakeisha Brown doesn’t think all the cameras and national spotlight will deter crime.

“I don’t think nothing will stop,” Brown said. “It’ll just be all over TV now what happens here because a lot doesn’t get seen or told around here.”

COPS will shoot for six to eight weeks and no word yet on when the episodes will air. 

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