Parents' Guide to

Street Patrol

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Another police docu that's too violent for kids.

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The police officers featured in this series are risking their lives to keep the streets safe, but they often seem to be playing to the cameras when arrests are made. Meanwhile, like many other police shows, Street Patrol offers a somewhat stereotypical view of those who allegedly engage in criminal activity, consistently showing suspects who appear to be poor, seemingly uneducated, and/or a member of a minority group.

Adding to this are the violent, graphic images of suspects being held at gunpoint, various illegal drugs, and murder victims with visible bloody wounds. Angry suspects, many of whom are clearly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, spew profanity at the officers. While some older teens and adults may find these events entertaining, it's not an age-appropriate choice for younger viewers.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 8, 2008
  • Network: MyNetworkTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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