Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has officially signed the paperwork to be featured on A&E's "Live PD," which is a live-action look at law enforcement with different agencies around the United States.
Hosted by Dan Abrams, who is also featured on ABC, the show sends camera crews alongside law enforcement officers nationwide to get a live look at situations they face on a daily basis.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said the show has already featured the Warren County Sheriff's Office, and contacted him last week regarding his department.
"The show contacted me and said they would be in our area," said Doyle. "They said there was a possibility that if any of our officers were called in for backup to Warren County they might be on camera and they needed to take proper steps and acquire permission. Turns out, that's exactly what happened, as Warren County had a pursuit that came into Edmonson County and Deputy Jordan Jones and Tango were utilized to try to find some subjects that fled on foot. Deputies Jones and Tango were both featured on last week's show and they want to feature our department this week."
Doyle said the show is not the same as the popular long running "COPS," but one that takes a different approach.
"The show is about transparency with law enforcement all across the country. It's not necessarily about fights, chases, and arrests. In fact, it's much more about how officers use discretion, how they serve and help the public, and how they cut people breaks when they're in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Doyle said the production crew will be arriving early on Friday from New York to outfit their police cruisers with cameras and gear to prepare for the live taping that is scheduled for Friday night.
"We're going to be conducting road safety checkpoints around the county and Live PD will be there," said the Sheriff. "We're proud of what we're doing in Edmonson County and we honored to be able to show the rest of the world."
The show is set to air Friday, February 3, at 8pm central time.
Doyle said he wanted to remind the public that the following are approved safety checkpoints in Edmonson County: