Television viewers just might have seen some familiar faces on the small screen recently.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to be a regular participant in the A&E network show “Live PD” which features law enforcement agencies across the country. The filming agreement lasts through September 2018.
When presenting the invitation to be on the show to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb cited transparency and recruitment opportunities as reasons to participate in the show.
There is no cost to be on the show and officers can choose not to be filmed if they wish. Footage that would interfere with an investigation is also permitted to be removed or blurred, according to the filming agreement.
Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios issued a motion to delay the vote regarding the filming agreement, but was ultimately the only “no” vote against it. Lamb said he is looking forward to the opportunity to be able to recruit nationwide.
New episodes of “Live PD” air on A&E at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.