Mentorn Media has been recommissioned for a third run of Inside the Force: 24/7 for Channel 5.
The 12-part series will film a new station and follow the officers of Cleveland Police. Behind the Middlesbrough station doors, there is a team of over 500 officers who patrol the biggest town in the Teesside area. It’s a region with the highest crime rate in the country, it has the highest rate of firearms offences in the country and the second highest rates for knife crime.
Across the series, incidents include tackling a man with a knife who seriously stabs three officers, an attempted murder with a stabbing of a teenager, and drive-by shooting through the windows of a terraced house.
Tayte Simpson, Executive Producer, Mentorn Media, commented: “This is a gritty and unflinching look at the realities of policing in an area with the highest crime rates in the country.”
Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor at Channel 5 and Paramount+, commented: “It’s great to be back as we go ‘behind the scenes’ of a new force, Cleveland Police, as they fight crime across Middlesbrough. This no holds barred third series, exposes the very shocking realities facing police in modern Britain and the need for rapid reactions when tensions reach boiling point.”
Mark Webster, Chief Constable at Cleveland Police, added:“Cleveland Police is excited for the public to see the relentless hard work of our officers and staff, with the chance to demonstrate what a challenging, yet rewarding, role working in policing can be.”
Inside the Force: 24/7 S3 is a 12 x 60’ series from Mentorn Media for Channel 5. It will be executive produced by Tayte Simpson, with Series Producer Philippa Bradley and Series Edit Producer Helen White for Mentorn Media. It was recommissioned by Adrian Padmore,Commissioning Editor Non-Scripted, Channel 5 and Paramount +. It will be distributed by Passion Distribution.
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