Police Women of Dallas



Real women cops busting bad guys. Again.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show highlights cops fighting the good fight -- even if the fight is
rather raw. All of the officers talk about how they want to help people
and serve them by taking "bad guys" off the street. Women cops help break stereotypes about who can do this kind of work and what it means ot be tough. Some iffy racial stuff -- arrestees are disproportionately African American.

Positive role models

While the women do sometimes seem too gleeful when busting bad guys, they are also often compassionate in their work. They work hard to be people to look up to, and they're clearly doing a job that they love, and trying to do good at the same time.


Guns are fired, some blood, lots of rough take downs -- mostly justified by the actions of the suspects.


Prostitution is frequently discussed and officers interact with alleged prostitutes. In one episode, officers handle a sex toy and joke about it.


Lots of bleeped language. Also, the word "ass" is heard, but not frequently.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There are lots of drugs, drug busts, drunk people, the full panoply of substance abuse, but it's mostly about the police busting people for those offenses.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is actual police work being done here, and as a result, it can get pretty rough and pretty ugly.  One suspect, for example, is mostly pixeled out, but you can still see the mucous flowing from his face.  Expect some bleeped language, tense/violent scenes, and rough talk. Drugs and drug paraphenalia is often visible.

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What's the story?

Like its sister shows in Memphis, Maricopa County, Arizona, and Broward County, Florida, POLICE WOMEN OF DALLAS is a basic reality show about police officers in action -- only the officers happen to all be women. And, perhaps not surprisingly, most of the work is the same you'd see on Cops, or similer shows. They catch drug dealers, prostitutes, deal with domestic violence calls, take in mentally ill people. Sometimes, the situation calls for compassion, sometimes for serious butt kicking. All this, with occasional breaks for scenes of the officers' home life.

Is it any good?


On its own, the show is reasonably interesting. But there just isn't much besides the officers, themselves, to create interest. And while the women are nice, decent people, they're also pretty normal in spite of their jobs. Not to mention that most crime on the show is petty and most criminals pretty pathetic -- which isn't the most interesting thing to watch. If this weren't the fourth iteration, it might be more exciting. Finally, one can't help asking -- are women cops really that rare that four shows are necessary?

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how real the show is. Can you tell what kind of editing has been done by the producers? What would happen if the show wasn't edited -- would it still be interesting?

  • Do shows like this encourage crime or not?  In one episode, an arrestee obviously poses for the camera.  Do you think the presence of the cameras changes what happens?

  • Do shows like this help break down gender bias or not?

TV details

Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14

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Adult Written bygardner3484 December 12, 2010
How did these women graduate grade school. They can't speak correct English. Some of them don't have the strength to impead a pickiter much less a killer. Some of them only care about how much of a man they can be. Dallas must hire on a quota system. Their only saving attributes are that have to deal with the family disputes that the real officers don't have the time or priority to.
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Too much swearing


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