02 Sep The work of Essex Police is to be showcased in a Sky 1 documentary series
The work of Essex Police is to be showcased in a Sky 1 documentary series starting at 10pm on September 7.
Officers from Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend and Basildon as well as roads policing, the Dog Unit and Force Control Room will feature across 20 episodes of The Force.
On a typical day, we receive an average of 631 emergency 999 calls, respond to more than 85 incidents of domestic abuse, drive 43,000 miles and make around 120 arrests. Officers operate across 1,405 square miles to protect a population of around 1.72 million.
Produced by Shine TV, part of the Endemol Shine Group, the two-part series follows officers as they work to crack down on knife crime, conduct public order duties and investigate assaults, burglaries, drink drivers and drug dealers.
Throughout, we’ll be updating this page to give you an idea of what you can expect in each episode as well as pointing you towards organisations that can help if you’re experiencing some of the issues highlighted in each show. We’ll also be tweeting using hashtag #TheForceEssex so join in the conversation using this hashtag.
This is the second series of The Force. The first featured Greater Manchester Police and aired in August 2015.