The Greene County Sheriff’s Department will be featured on the A&E show “Live PD”.
The announcement was made by Sheriff Jim Arnott Tuesday on the Greene County Sheriff’s Office FaceBook page.
With camera crews coming to town for “Live PD”, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott is excited not for the national coverage, but to give locals an inside look at a day in the life.
“They get to see everything,” Arnott explains. “People will actually see what we see. Decisions are made very quickly and you have to act very quickly. It will kind of humanize what a Deputy Sheriff does.”
The live nature of the show will capture some of those quick decisions by deputies and citizens alike.
“It is live, so if there is a shooting or something that happens, it’s going to be captured,” Arnott says.
Sheriff Arnott says his office has discussed boundaries with the “Live PD” camera crews.
“This crew is very sensitive about things that go on in the communities, so I have the assurance by them along with agreements we have made that they’ll be proper,” Arnott says.
Deputy Justin Adamson explains that people will get a better understanding for what law enforcement goes through in a given day.
“I think there are a lot of misconceptions about what police work is actually like, but there are a lot of things going on that aren’t in the news. Those are the types of things people will see with that type of television show,” Adamson says.
Arnott expects some public backlash, but thinks this will be a positive thing.
“Some people are going to criticize things that happen,” Arnott says. “I think it’s going to be a good experience. I hope it will be.”
Sheriff Arnott added that the Sheriff’s Office gains no financial benefit, and that this won’t cost them anything.
He wants to use it as an educational experience for the public, and says it could be useful for recruiting those who are 18 and up to consider joining law enforcement.