"Navajo Cops" filming 6 new episodes
Arizona: In May, the National Geographic Channel aired "Navajo Cops," a one-hour documentary about the Navajo Nation police officers.
Navajo Cops was so popular that the cable channel has ordered another six episodes of the reality series. Crews from Flight 33 Productions are now filming on the reservation's Crownpoint and Tuba City districts.
"National Geographic was happy with the response of the first show," said producer Sam Dolan. "It really held its audience and the word-of-mouth attracted people to watch it.
Dolan said Navajo Cops is unique. It features a different type of police operation, showing Navajo officers dealing with typical problems while still being true to their culture.
The new episodes will explore other areas of a Navajo police officer's life. Many officers were born and raised in these communities and feel a special responsibility to make them safer. They spend off-duty time working with young kids and on other community levels -- the best kind of crime prevention.
really take their jobs seriously,"
Dolan said. "Policemen in the big
cities don't have this relationship
with the communities and
neighborhoods they serve. "
"We couldn't have
done this without their help," Dolan
Another aspect of filming is
watching Navajo people react
to television crews following
the police officers around.
She was referring to a microphone boom that is held over people to capture sound.
Dolan said National Geographic will probably run in early 2012. People can go to the NatGeo Web site for updates on the series' progress, film clips, and previews of the upcoming shows.
Because many on the Navajo
reservation don't have access to the
National Geographic Channel, Dolan has been handing out DVDs of the original
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