The series about police on the Navajo Nation has beenpicked up for six new episodes.

Navajo Cops Returns Tonight to NatGeo

ICTMN Staff
3/12/12

Last May, National Geographic Channel aired a pilot for Navajo Cops, a show that rides along with those tasked with maintaining law and order on the Navajo Nation. Tonight, at 10 PM Eastern time (9 PM CT, 8 PM MT, and 10 PM PT), Navajo Cops returns with six new episodes.

"This is an insight into Native American country, the terrain, the culture, the language," said Lorie Lee, who was media production specialist for the Navajo Film Office when the series was filmed, according to the Farmington Daily Times. "This is the positive and negative aspects and the social ills that everyone knows exist, but that they are not quite able to understand until they see it."

Producer/director Sam Dolan told the Daily Times that Navajo Cops is similar to shows based on the Cops model, but with some key differences. "A lot of those kinds of law enforcement shows can be very confrontational," he said. "It's different on Navajo. The officers are combating very serious issues, but at the same time they are very compassionate." He also pointed to Navajo rituals, the Navajo language, and the fact that the officers work individually (rather than with a partner) as elements that set Navajo Cops apart. Lee also mentioned that the officers face some different challenges on the vast Navajo Nation, where radio signals can be inconsistent and street signs can be scarce.

For a sneak peek at the series, visit the National Geographic Channel website to see clips from the show.

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Submitted by soshiny on
I checked the NatGeo website and this show actually is airing on March 26th at 9pm central time, not toinigt the 12th

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I am so happy to hear that National Geographic Channel is bringing six new episodes of Navajo Cops. I had seen the pilot and was so interested in seeing more. I have been a big fan of Tony Hillerman's mystery books and how he wrote about the problems the Navajo had covering such a huge amount of territory alone. I'm really looking forward to seeing more and hope many other people watch this series as well. I think people have no idea the dangers the Navajo police face on a daily basis and the huge amount of territory they cover, let alone the seriousness of some of the calls they receive. It's a very dangerous job, like being a lone park ranger or a game warden having to cover a huge amount of territory alone. These are all terribly dangerous jobs that I think go unnoticed and not thanked by those living in the vast areas that these law enforcement officers are in charge of and responsible for. For the Navajo, having the language, knowing the culture and rituals are important to their own safety. Thanks for letting people know that this series has six more shows to be watched. I can only hope that people take the time to watch this series and realize what a difficult and dangerous job this men and women officers are faced with daily.
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