Jeffersonville Police Department featured on A&E's 'Live PD' television show
A new show is bringing national attention to Jeffersonville by allowing viewers to watching police officers respond in real time.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A new show is bringing national attention to Jeffersonville by allowing viewers to watch police officers respond in real time.
Crew from the A&E show Live PD are filming with the Jeffersonville Police Department this weekend. Officers have been featured on the program for the past couple months.
Supervising field producer Jennifer Rettig said even in a city the size of Jeffersonville, they see all kinds of crime.
“There’s a lot of drug activity that goes on here," he said. There’s a lot of domestics, obviously accidents."
The show even responded to a report of a shooting and robbery at a Metro Corrections officer's home in Clarksville nearly two weeks ago. Officer Michael Wilburn is now facing charges. He is accused of giving false information about a previous theft at his home, which investigators say is calling his story into question about what happened that night.
The show is on a delay in case something is too graphic to show on TV.
The Jeffersonville Police chief decided to be a part of the production in the name of transparency.
“Right now, we’re not receiving any compensation or anything of that nature or do we have any expenses with the crew being assigned to any of our officers,” Chief Kenny Kavanaugh said.
The show will feature Jeffersonville through mid-August. It is unclear if they will return for future seasons.
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