TLC to debut 'Police Women of Maricopa County' on February 25
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/10/2010
TLC has announced Police Women of Maricopa County, a new edition of its docu-reality series that follows female police officers as they juggle working on the force with the needs of their families, will premiere Thursday, February 25 at 9PM ET/PT.
While Police Women's 2009 first season followed female officers working for the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida, the second season will instead focus on four female deputies at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, AZ.
"Police Women of Broward County introduced our viewers to a handful of amazing women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line to serve and protect their communities," said TLC programming executive Nancy Daniels.
"We are excited to showcase another group of inspiring women, this time in the setting of Maricopa County. And once again, we will see these deputies rise to the task as we capture the intense drama they face on a daily basis."
Despite the new location, the series will feature a similar format -- following the women as they deal with everything from gang busts, car chases, undercover sting operations and domestic disputes to living their lives as mothers, sisters and wives who maintain homes and raise families.
The four female officers starring in Police Women of Maricopa County are Deborah Moyer, a detective with 19 years experience who is married to a fellow deputy and mother of two sons; Deputy Lindsey Smith, a single mother of two boys and self-described adrenaline junkie; Deputy Kelly Bocardo, a mother whose husband and three brothers also work for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office; and Deputy Amie Duong, a young, single mother of two.
In addition, the series will also include Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- the female officers' boss who has earned himself the nickname of "America's Toughest Sheriff."
TLC renewed Police Women earlier this month and it is produced by Relativity Media and executive produced by Tom Forman and Alex Rader.