THE road policing cops of Cleveland and Durham are back on screen next Monday, September 5th with a brand new series of ‘Police Interceptors’.
The show, which goes out on Channel 5 at 8pm on Monday nights follows the men and women of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) as they respond to incidents including firearms operations, tackle dangerous drivers and catch those breaking the law.
This will be the third series based in the north east and the 12-week run also includes two hard-hitting special editions presented by Ortis Deley (‘The Gadget Show’).
Camera crews from Raw Cut productions accompanied the RPU (road policing unit) officers and their colleagues from the dog section over a three-month period earlier this year, to capture the action on the roads and estates of Durham and Cleveland.
Along with footage from the officers’ body-worn videos and the cameras routinely deployed in every RPU car, the programme gives a unique insight into the fast-paced world of response policing.
“We know the interceptors have many fans and they can rest assured the action doesn’t let up in the new series,” said Chief Insp Graham Milne from the CDSOU.
“From a policing point of view, we think it demonstrates the wide range of tasks our officers deal with and also the practical problems they often face.”
In the first episode of the new series on Monday, interceptor Stu Chaney has to deal with a case in Bishop Auckland involving an alleged assault and a missing crossbow; Amanda Stokes discovers a consignment of crack on the A19; Paul Faulkner is after a suspected drunk-driver who has taken to the rooftops and there’s trouble on a garage forecourt in County Durham for sergeants Kev Salter and Pete Tate.
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