"The videos continue the tradition, popularized by shows like Cops and Live PD, of glorifying police work via highly edited, suspenseful, 'documentary'-style entertainment," reports Buzzfeed's Emma O'Connor. "But these are coming from the departments themselves, with police employees editing and uploading the clips right to YouTube. A new form of 'copaganda,' as activists refer to it. There has been a boom in these shows and channels over the past 19 months, after both Cops and Live PD — criticized for years for glorifying police work and perpetuating racial stereotypes — were canceled amid the summer 2020 protests. (Cops is now making a return on Fox Nation.)"