The TV show "COPS" will spend several weeks filming in Stockton for episodes to air this fall on Spike. The show has been on the air since 1989.
A producer and a pair of two-man crews rode along with officers on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Crew from the show are tweeting photos from ride-alongs and promoting the Stockton Police Department.
Officer Joe Silva, a police spokesman, says having the show in town will boost morale and work as a recruiting tool to hire new officers.