Ingham County could land in the “Cops” spotlight

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A popular television show is planning to make its way to the Lansing area.

Which show? The phrase “bad boys” might give you a clue.

“A lot of people were asking me why, the question I ask is why not. If you’re a fan of the show “Cops”, I think the men and women of the Sheriff’s office do an incredible job each and every day,” insists Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth.

You might recognize some familiar locations in an upcoming season.

“We reached out to “Cops” to see if they’d be interested in coming and kind of showcasing what we do on a daily basis and they were interested,” said the sheriff.

The show, which has been around since 1989, plans to film in Ingham County in July and August.

And it was the sheriff’s idea to bring it here.

“When I saw the show when I was younger, it was really sensationalism. It was really showing the bad things that were going on in the community,” says Ingham County Commissioner Bryan Crenshaw. “For us, we need to also look at how it’s going to portray Ingham County.”

The sheriff says he’ll have a say in what can, and can’t, be used on the show. 

So he’s not worried about any bad publicity.

“There’s no secrets in what we do, we treat people with respect each and every day and I think this can go a long ways to show our community, our state, and even our country how we do it here at the Sheriff’s office.”

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