Pullman Police Department To Be Featured On G4 Network
THE DAILY EVERGREEN: The crew of "Campus PD" came to Pullman recently to tape content for the program's third season, which is scheduled to begin on G4 next month.
The police reality show crew rode along with members of the Pullman Police Department earlier this fall. A G4 press contact said no filming was done on the WSU campus, only in the city itself.
The "Cops"-like program debuted on G4 last year, a network generally known for shows about popular video games and electronics. "Campus PD" currently runs alongside reruns of "Cops" and "Cheaters" in the network's programming block called "Junk Food TV." The crew spent a total of 12 days in Pullman, "Campus PD" co-producer Christine Cavalieri said in an email to the Daily Evergreen. She said the crew captured footage of various incidents, ranging from DUIs to MIPs.
Cavalieri said "Campus PD" is the only police reality show that specifically focuses on university students.
"The show gives the audience insight into what it's like to be a police officer working in a community with a very large number of young people," she said. "We believe that seeing a busy Saturday night through the eyes of the police helps show audiences the challenges of the job." Freshman broadcast communication major Hayden Yeomans said he did not have any problem with the show being filmed here. However, he said he has some fears about the way the show may reflect on WSU.
"My only fear is that it actually might take a negative view on the school at large," he said. "I think some people inherently assume a lot about places just because of the actions of a few people." Junior chemistry major Amber Monroe said she believes the department's involvement with the show is a good idea. She also said she is worried about the reputation WSU may gain due to "Campus PD." "Based on what I've seen, it just doesn't seem like they show any positive aspects about the areas," she said. "I'm just afraid that might reflect badly on the parents of prospective students." Cavalieri said many altercations on the show involve alcohol.
"We have found, by following police officers, that alcohol doesn't just get students into trouble," she said. "It often puts students at risk of personal injury, theft (and) assault. High levels of intoxication increase a person's chances of being a victim of crime very substantially. We see as many stories where students are victims of crime as we do stories where a student gets themselves in trouble with the police." Cavalieri said while "Campus PD" does not necessarily say anything about culture in the United States, it does highlight one aspect of it.
"(The producers) all went to college when we were younger, and we don't see many things in the show that we didn't witness ourselves," she said. "At the end of the day, ‘Campus PD' is a show about police officers who work with large numbers of 18 to 24 year olds, living and studying away from home for the first time." Due to contractual agreements, representatives for the Pullman Police Department were unable to comment.
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