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Sanford mayor pulls proposal to allow A&E's 'Live PD' to film local police

Officers would appear on national TV shows

SANFORD, Fla. – The Sanford Police Department could get some new national attention thanks to a hit TV show, but not anytime soon.

City leaders in Sanford were set to hear a proposal Monday that would allow the department to appear on the A&E show "Live PD," however hours before the vote Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett pulled the item from the agenda.

Triplett expressed "grave concerns" over how the Police Department would be portrayed on live television.

The show follows officers across the country on their nightly patrols, then broadcasts calls in nearly real-time. 

The proposal to allow A&E to follow Sanford officers will be added to the agenda again in June after the mayor has had more time to investigate the show.

Chief Cecil Smith and the deputy chief spearheaded the effort to allow the show to film Sanford police.


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