'Call the Cops' tonight on channel 4

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Channel 4 series ‘Call the Cops’ featuring Devon and Cornwall Police starts tonight, Monday 19th August.

The first episode, on at 9pm follows the control rooms in Exeter and Plymouth as well as response units on the ground in Torbay and Plymouth.

The series looks at policing in modern Britain, with violent and complex crimes on the rise across the UK and years of cuts, the series will reveal just how hard it is for the police in 2019

The series will cover a wide-range of jobs across the force area such as armed robberies, sexual assaults, missing people searches and domestic incidents. It also highlights the challenges our staff and officers have to face on a daily basis, including being on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse.

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, said: “Call the Cops has been almost a year in the making and stemmed from my many discussions with frontline officers, and senior officers speaking to me and other members of the Executive in relation to the challenges they face every day.

“Whilst there are many aspects of policing that are a joy to be a part of, the reality of frontline policing for the vast majority of my officers is incredibly challenging. ‘Call the Cops’ accurately reflects this and will be an eye-opening watch for many of our communities and the wider public.

“I hope you will join me in watching this when it airs and I trust that you will feel as moved as I am by the results.”

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