Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do when the Bexar County Sheriff comes for you??
Bexar County Commissioners have signed off on a plan to allow a TV crew from the long running show 'Cops' to ride along with the Sheriff's department, as part of its behind the scenes look at law enforcement.
Sheriff Javier Salazar stressed that this is not something taxpayers are funding in any way.
"We are just agreeing to let their production team ride with us, and then our deputies will be featured prominently on several episodes," he told Commissioners.
Salazar says the TV show will be a great recruiting tool. The sheriff's office, like all law enforcement agencies today, is finding it more and more difficult to recruit Millennials and Gen-Z'ers to join the force. This is due to a number of factors, including young people's belief that they should be the leader and shouldn't have to join a 'team,' and bad feelings about law officers which have been engendered by groups like 'Black Lives Matter.'
There is no financial agreement, there is no money changing hands," Salazar said.
No word on when COPS crews will climb into Bexar County Sheriff's cruises, and when the episodes will air.