JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A few astute Buckrail readers noticed camera crews riding around in cop cars here in Jackson. Is COPS taping here, many wanted to know.
Looking closer, it was only female officers these camera crews were interested in. According to the Jackson Police Department, the production is for a documentary series called Women on Patrol.
The TV show is produced by Lifetime Network and Big Fish Entertainment. The series’ producers have extensive experience in law enforcement, including: LIVE PD, Killing Fields, Crime Scene Uncovered, Manhunters: Fugitive Taskforce, Dead Again, The First 48, The Mathis Project, Serving Life, and Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan.
The show’s producers say Women on Patrol “follows female officers on patrol across America. It features brave women—shown as real people, making real sacrifices—as they protect and serve their communities.”
The Jackson Police Department currently has three female officers who are participating in this project. They are Sgt. Michelle Weber, and officers Ashley Blair and Mary Vande Kieft.
“We appreciate this opportunity to highlight these outstanding public servants and their contributions to our community,” the department said in a press release.