Manchester Police Won't Be Featured On "COPS" After All, Chief Says

May 29, 2016

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard. File photo.
Credit Courtesy of the U.S. Senate

  Manchester's police chief says the city's officers will not be featured on the TV show "COPS" as originally planned. 

In a statement posted to Facebook Sunday, Chief Nick Willard said he had hoped to showcase the professionalism and courage of the city's police on the long-running reality show, in which camera crews ride along with officers on their patrols.

But he said businesses and residents told him they were worried featuring Manchester on "COPS" would hurt the city's image.

As a result, Willard said he discontinued all filming so that the city's officers would not appear on the show.