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What ‘Police Women of Memphis’ Can Learn from Past Female TV Cops [VIDEOS]
Mark your calendars because in two weeks the follow-up to TLC’s Police Women franchise hits the airwaves.
Police Women of Memphis, a 12-part series, will track four female officers with the Memphis Police Department, one of the nation’s largest police departments, as they cruise the South’s mean streets. For fans of TLC’s Police Women of Broward County and Maricopa County, this reality series will be a continuation of celebrating women in law enforcement.
While Officers Aubrey Olson, Arica Logan, Joy Jefferson and Virginia Awkward have already filmed the series, there’s still a thing or two these ladies can glean by watching some former TV policewomen.
We looked back to find the most infamous TV moments and documented what they have taught us all. That way, when Police Women of Memphis premiers Thursday, May 27 at 9 p.m. EST, we’ll see if they should heed the following advice…
1. Cagney & Lacey’s Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly): Don’t let your partner get away with anything.
2. T.J. Hooker’s Officer Stacey Sheridan (Heather Locklear): Don’t go undercover as an exotic dancer unless you look like Heather Locklear.
3. The Sheild’s Captain Monica Rawling (Glenn Close): Never let a boy into the girl’s bathroom.
4. Police Women of Broward County’s Andrea Penoyer: Be able to switch from mommy mode into badass-cop mode within a moment’s notice.
5. The Closer’s Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick): Do whatever it takes to get your point across.
6. Third Watch’s Sergeant Maritza Cruz (Tia Texada): Talk to whoever you need to talk to get the job done.
7. The Mod Squad’s Julie Barnes (Peggy Lipton): Always let your partners know when you have a hunch.
8. Southland’s Lydia Adams (Regina King): Be vocal about your likes and dislikes.
(Image via TLC)