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Lincolnshire Police officers star in new Channel 5 documentary as force looks to recruit Spalding area residents

Police officers will be starring in a new television series which is starting tonight (Monday, March 23).

Inside the Force: 24/7 is being broadcast on Channel 5 at 9pm to give an insight into the daily challenges that face the police on the front line, in city custody suites, CID, and high pressure 999 call centres.

The four-part series follows the different layers of the force as in-the-moment decisions are made and officers react - it goes behind the station doors and shows what life is really like for the officers and staff of Lincolnshire Police.

Lincolnshire Police officers feature in new TV series (32205643)
Lincolnshire Police officers feature in new TV series (32205643)


A theme of the documentary, which was filmed in Spring 2019, is that the force is still the worst funded in the country.

Although the series will show the challenges the force faces, it also highlights and celebrate its officers and it is hoped will encourage people to apply to join the force in its largest-ever recruitment drive. The force is hoping to recruit 120 frontline officers in the coming 12 months will be opened on the same day.

Chief Constable Bill Skelly said that the force is keen to hear from applicants within South Holland, Boston and East Lindsey areas

He said: "We are incredibly pleased and proud to be able to showcase the work that goes on every day in our communities. The series will show how difficult the job can be, a job that is vital during the current national crisis – and it also shows how Lincolnshire Police officers and staff rise to the challenge and keep the people of Lincolnshire safe as possible from harm."

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