As the debate over the policing of America continues to be a part of the daily conversation across the nation, this series offer viewers unfettered and unfiltered live access inside the country's busiest police forces and the communities they patrol.
Dash cams along with fixed rig and handheld cameras will capture the work of a varied mix of urban and rural police forces around the country on a typical Friday night. In-studio host, ABC's Dan Abrams, alongside Dallas Police Department detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson will guide viewers through the night, giving insight to what audiences are seeing in real time, bouncing minute-by-minute between the featured police departments and offering an inside look at each live incident.
Journalist Dan Abrams brings over twenty years of reporting and anchoring to the table and currently serves as the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News. Detectives Kevin Jackson and Rich Emberlin have been partners for over two decades, having worked together in Patrol, SWAT, Criminal Intelligence, and Dignitary Protection Squad for Dallas PD.
As with many live events, due to the potential of capturing intense and possibly disturbing content, the program will air on a delay.
"Live PD" is produced for A&E Network by Big Fish Entertainment. Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz and John Zito. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb. David Doss serves as show runner. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights.