Parents' Guide to

Live PD

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Live broadcasts of police patrols contain strong content.

TV A&E Reality TV 2016
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age 16+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

What goes on in CA

I am an avid watcher. Do not agree with everything but most decisions. The last minute choices they have to make is hard to judge unless you are in situation My thoughts are what the heck is with these California areas. Every week is shootings, bank robberies, gun whipping at tax office. No other states have crime like this. Truck got shot and he had a baby seat right in his back seat. I have no idea why people want to live there.
age 12+

S4 Episode 27

This occurred in Terre Haute, IN Cops are wrong for escalating the situation. Kid has freedom of speech and was walking away. Cop went after him and they escalated the entire situation by handcuffing most of the family. Cops are out of control here and should be sued.

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Is It Any Good?

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This interesting series shows what daily police activity looks like across the country at a time when law enforcement is under public scrutiny. What sets it apart from similarly themed shows is the fact that viewers get to watch incidents unfold in real time. Most police officers are usually able to explain what they're doing and why during the process, or after a situation is under control. The hosts often address these reasons, and if they are justified.

There are some interesting, awkward, and intense moments. But Live PD uses its live status, and the constant shifting from location to location, to make events seem more exciting than they really are. Nonetheless, it also offers police officers a chance to be transparent, and to reinforce the idea that they are there to serve their communities.

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