Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR's local journalism that brings clarity, context, and community!

Undercover, High School Style

21 Jump Streetsits atop the box office this week. It is a reboot of the late 1980's television hitabout cops going undercover in high schools.  Turns out there are real-life police officers on the high school hallway beat, and, as Slate reporter Will Oremusuncovered, there are specific strategies these fresh-faced cops use to fit in and be accepted by the very teenagers they might be investigating. Word of Mouth's Taylor Quimby speaks to Will on the do's and don'ts. 

Taylor Quimby is Supervising Senior Producer of the environmental podcast Outside/In, Producer/Reporter/Host of Patient Zero, and Senior Producer of the serialized true crime podcast Bear Brook.
Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.