In 1993, Cops went into broadcast syndication, and has remained in syndication since. As of 2013, it appears on cable on Spike TV. An enhanced version of the series branded Cops 2.0 with web chat and program facts aired on G4 from May 2007 – 2009.

Cops is broadcast in the UK on FX, Movie Mix and CBS Reality. In Portugal the show is aired on Fox Crime, in Brazil on truTV, in Colombia on truTV in Australia on One and CI Network, in Japan on Fox Crime, in India on STAR World and FOX Crime, in Norway on Viasat 4, in Sweden on Viasat 6 and in Denmark on Canal9.

In January 2013, Twentieth Television announced that a new syndicated version titled Cops Reloaded would begin airing on Country Music Television. The new format features slightly edited version of classic Cops episodes, and consisted of four segments instead of three.