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Current Traffic Cops title card
|Genre||Motoring / Police|
|Directed by||Bruce Lippold|
|Narrated by||Jamie Theakston
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||16|
|No. of episodes||101 (as of 19 December 2016) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One (2003 - 2016)
BBC One HD (2011 - 2016)
BBC Three (2016)
BBC Three HD (2016)
Channel 5 (2016 - Present)
|Original release||18 March 2003– present|
|Related shows||Car Wars
Traffic Cops has consistently been one of the most watched factual series on UK television. It, along with its spin-off series Motorway Cops, are produced by Folio Productions, a subsidiary of Mentorn Media. Both shows were broadcast on the BBC until 2016. Between 2003 and 2015, Jamie Theakston narrated the programme. On 28 June 2016, Mentorn Media announced that the show had been recomissioned by Channel 5, and would mark a return of Jamie Theakston with an "expanded on-screen role". 
A notable episode of the show featured footage of the 2008 double suicide attempt of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, which occurred in front of a production team as they accompanied officers to the scene.
Police forces involvement
The show follows the day-to-day role of a traffic officer and the incidents they come across. The current series follows Officers from the Roads Policing Group and Road Crime Team from North Yorkshire Police, as well as the Roads Policing Unit from West Yorkshire Police. Previous series have followed the Yorkshire & The Humber Regional Roads Crime Team, West Yorkshire Police, Cheshire Constabulary, Hampshire Constabulary, Humberside Police, South Wales Police, South Yorkshire Police, Sussex Police, Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
The majority of filming takes place at the scene of incidents, with occasional cuts to police stations and interview rooms. Locations include Yorkshire, Hampshire, Cheshire, Humberside, South Wales, and Bedfordshire.
- Sky Cops - series broadcast on BBC One featuring the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit
- Police Interceptors - series broadcast on Channel 5 with a similar format
- Brit Cops - police series broadcast on Sky Livingit (originally on Bravo)
- Road Wars - series with a similar format broadcast on Sky1, Sky2 and Pick TV
- Street Wars - programme broadcast on Sky which is more about Police Officers "on the beat"
- Police Camera Action! - series broadcast on ITV with a similar format
- Traffic Blues - series broadcast on RTÉ One with a similar format