TSOP - NHP - US95 - MM23The seventh season of the only locally produced police-oriented show in the Tri-state area will begin on Feb. 19. ‘Tri-State On Patrol’ features local law enforcement officers while they carry out their duty to protect and serve the public. Produced by tv2/KLBC since 2008, Tri-State On Patrol will start off it’s new season with police action from New Year’s Day 2015. The snow was gone but the Bullhead City Police Department got busy right after midnight. “It was a uniquely busy night,” said Sam Medrano, producer. “Our camera was there for the very first DUI of the year.” The purpose of Tri-State On Patrol is not to showcase those that break the law, but rather to highlight the job that local law enforcement encounter every day. Local police agencies, who are the stars of the show, are more than happy to participate in the program and have done so for years. We believe that by participating in this television show, we give residents and visitors a passenger’s seat view of what our officers do on patrol,” said Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson. “Allowing citizens a look at how we conduct business strengthens community and police partnerships and understanding.” The Bullhead City police department is one of several agencies that allows Tri-State On Patrol crewmembers to ride-a-long with police officers on any shift. Other agencies that are also featured on the popular show include: the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Kingman Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Game and Fish Department, California Highway Patrol, and the Nevada Highway Patrol. ”Tri-State on Patrol’ is a great opportunity for Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers to give residents a better understanding of our profession as they view real-life situations,” said Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Novelt Mack. “Seeing Troopers in action on the roadways helps to solidify the need to practice better driving practices and to not drink when driving; all of which helps to provide a safer environment for the motoring public.” The newest episodes of ‘Tri-State On Patrol’ air on tv2/KLBC, starting Thursday mornings immediately following ‘The Morning Show with Bruce Clark,’ at 8 a.m., Nevada time (9 a.m., Arizona time). The Thursday episode is repeated several times Friday-Monday. Check your local listings for times. ‘Tri-State On Patrol’ is also available online from the tv2 website, www.tv2klbc.com. The newest episode is uploaded on Thursday and stays online until the following week’s show. Something new this season will be the show’s availability for ‘on-demand’ viewing from the tv2/KLBC YouTube channel. Visit the tv2 website for more details.