Cumbria Constabulary in new series of Channel 5 show, Police Interceptors

Date Published: 23/01/2013 00:35

 

Police Interceptors, a Channel 5 show, has filmed a series with Cumbria Constabulary.

The programme focuses on the work of officers within the Roads Policing, Tactical Support and Dogs units and for the last five months they have been filming with Cumbria Constabulary for a ten part series, which begins on Monday 28th January 2013.

Chief Inspector Kevin Greenhow, who leads Operational Support, the department that oversees these units said: “Our aim for filming with Police Interceptors was to be involved in a show which engages a varied audience, and in particular targets a younger audience.

“It is a sad fact that a large percentage of collisions on our counties roads involve younger drivers and by highlighting the incidents we attend and covering some of the preventative work that we do, we hope that we may just prevent some collisions from occurring by making young driver think about their driving and the risks involved.

“We also wanted to show how officers with a variety of specialist skills contribute to general policing activity by supporting other officers and teams to make Cumbria the safe place that it is. In this time of increasing scrutiny and need for efficiency, it is important that the public know that the role of teams such as these is making a difference.

“We would like to thank our partner agencies for their help and patience while the filming was taking place.”

James Coldwell, the series producer, said: “It has been a privilege to work alongside this dedicated and hard working Police Force. Whilst making the series we have witnessed these brave men and women working in truly challenging situations as they strive to protect the people of Cumbria.

“We have seen the Police effectively tackle a wide variety of crimes and criminals including; drugs dealers, drink drivers and car thieves. We also witnessed the important work that the units carry out when they attend life threatening road traffic collisions.

“With the back drop of the breathtaking national park and the equally colorful characters that live in this county, were hoping that this is going to be the most exciting series yet.”

The show starts on Monday 28th January at 8 pm on Channel 5.

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