On the 23rd season premiere, COPS celebrates a monumental 800th episode milestone with all the action indicative to the long-running series, including a chase, drug busts and more. An officer from the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida chases a man fleeing his car by foot only to find what the suspect failed to hide. Another officer from Boynton Beach receives a call about a boa constrictor spotted in a residential area. Meanwhile, officers from the Harris County Sherriff's Office in Texas stop a victim for a routine traffic violation that ends in a drug bust and a charge of grand theft auto
Officers from the Rio Grande City Customs and Border Protection in Texas engage in a sting operation to catch undocumented aliens crossing the border and wind up busting some for more than anticipated. Later, members of the border patrol in Nogales, AZ, arrest illegal immigrants trying to pass through the city by way of cargo trains.
Officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police break up a fist-fight over a financial discrepancy that leads to a juvenile heading to a detention center. Meanwhile, the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon arrests suspects in a stolen vehicle, and sheriffs in Florida make a drug bust in a strip-mall parking lot.
Officers from the Amarillo Police Department in Texas respond to a domestic-violence call and end up being faced with a challenging detainment. Later, officers with the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon attempt to track down a suspect in a hit-and-run and find a bystander taking the blame. Finally, the Brevard County Sheriff's Department in Florida responds to a battery case involving a roommate, a hammer, a sandwich and a big misunderstanding.
Officers respond to a “shots fired” call.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office in Pahrump, NV, is forced to lay down spikes in the road to detain a suspicious vehicle failing to yield at first siren. While officers of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, FL, call for back-up units to help break up a fight between neighbors involving aggravated battery and gunfire
Florida police plan an undercover operation.
Officers pursue a suspect on foot.
Officers deal with uncooperative suspects.
A man with a gun goes on the run from sheriffs.
A rock-throwing neighbor is assaulted with a rock.
Officers pursue a man on foot.
Officers go undercover.
Suspects steal from a high school.