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REELZ's 'On Patrol: Live' Expert Sean 'Sticks' Larkin Talks About What Makes A Good Cop

Source: Reelz

Jul. 28 2022, Published 3:31 p.m. ET

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Former police officer Sean “Sticks” Larkin is known for breaking down cops. He gained national attention for his role on “Live PD.” Now, he’s known on the highly watched REELZ program “On Patrol: Live.”

But what exactly does it take to be a good cop?

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“You have to be compassionate. Obviously you have to have this desire to want to serve your community as a whole that you work in and understanding. You know these are all the things that happen on every car stop to go to every type of call you go to go, the arrests that you make. Even if you’re arresting a bad guy you know, you’ve got to have some sort of understanding,” Larkin said.

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He didn’t stop there. Larkin talked about a calling to become a police officer. It’s not a career for someone just looking to retire early.

“You’ve got to have drive, you’ve got to have passion for this job. It’s not something that you just go ‘Hey, I get a retirement and good health benefits I wanna be a police officer,’ you have to want to do this job,” Larkin said.

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The former police officer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, spoke shortly after “On Patrol: Live” became the most-watched program on cable TV when it premiered last week.

The show is set to return this weekend on REELZ for more live police action.

“On Patrol: Live” is from the same creators as the popular “Live PD,” which was stopped in the wake of the Defund the Police movement. But the show is now back in its new form on TV and features live police actions.

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It also includes experts talking about why police react in a certain way or the decisions they have to make.

The series tries to create more transparency in policing.

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