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DeKalb County Police homicide detectives will be featured nationally in A&E’s “The First 48.”

A television crew is following the department’s homicide unit for the cable television show, which each week documents the first 48 hours of homicide investigations across the country.

The officers are not being paid for their television roles, but the cable network has agreed to create a recruitment video and Public Service Announcement for the department.

Filming has already begun and will continue throughout the year. No date has been set for when the shows will air.

“This is a great opportunity for the department to have the tireless efforts of our detectives documented as they work to find those responsible for committing heinous criminal acts,” Chief William O’Brien said. “This is also a rare chance for the community to gain an understanding of the process detectives engage in as they work to solve homicide investigations.”

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