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A new documentary starring Lincolnshire's newest police officers is set to air tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV. Looks quite interesting too.

 

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Lincolnshire Police Officers are set to star in a new ITV fly-on-the-wall documentary following rookie cops during their first year of training in the field.

With rare, intimate access to the Lincolnshire Police, the trainees and their families, Rookies will follow the new recruits venture as they out onto the streets under the watchful eye of an experienced veteran.

They come face to face with the area's most violent criminals and learn to deal with abusive members of the public who do not respect the police.

Filmed over one year this series focuses on the 'breaking in period' - the toughest and most emotional part of the training process.

 

Alan Hardwick, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire said: "The series is a good reflection of what we do.

"We do take a bit of a chance when we take part in these TV programmes but we have faith in the force and they never let Lincolnshire down."

The 24 new recruits were the lucky elite from the thousands of people who applied for the job.

Training manager Phil knows just what it takes to succeed in the real world, saying: "I still think some people get here not knowing what to expect. They have an idealised view of what they think it takes to become a police officer. We do a lot around 'Do you really understand what it takes, do you really understand what it's going to take out of you?"

One rookie, Jack Beecroft, tackles challenges he wasn't expecting during his first shift when he is called out to a party that's suddenly turned violent. After arresting one of the revellers for Actual Bodily Harm, Jack needs to take statements from the witnesses, who are Lithuanian.

After being on hold for a translator, Jack says: "Here in Boston there's a large population of Eastern Europeans who speak limited English. That's not something I expected to be dealing with when I joined the police. So it can be frustrating because it takes that bit longer."

Read more: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Police-star-ITV-Rookies/story-26878762-detail/story.html#ixzz3fhPlLmZc 
 

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I'm looking forward to this one. Monday night TV viewing hasn't been too bad recently with the series on the Met just finishing too.

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I'm looking forward to this one. Monday night TV viewing hasn't been too bad recently with the series on the Met just finishing too.

I've got to play catch up with that one on iPlayer, it looked a good series from what I've already seen. 

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Thanks for the heads-up, I had no idea this was on. It'll be a welcome and interesting perspective of "rookies" as opposed to the usual old salts. 

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Starting now for all those who want to watch, ITV. 

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Watching! I thought we were going to see a bit more of training but it is good to hear first hand how they are feeling about their first experiences.

I feel confident now but when I actually have to put hand cuffs on for the first time, I am sure I will be bricking it a bit! 

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Watching! I thought we were going to see a bit more of training but it is good to hear first hand how they are feeling about their first experiences.

I feel confident now but when I actually have to put hand cuffs on for the first time, I am sure I will be bricking it a bit! 

The first time I put them on they were upside down, back to front and possibly twisted. Practice makes perfect eh. 

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Wasn't too bad for first episode, way too many ad breaks though! Now I remember why I don't watch TV :)

It looks like it's going to pick up anyway and the next episodes will be a bit more exciting and they'll really get in to it. From what I can see on ITV website there are only 3 episodes in the series which is a bit disappointing!

 

 

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Is that lads hat on the intro thing bothering anyone else? Looks terrible.

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The first time I put them on they were upside down, back to front and possibly twisted. Practice makes perfect eh. 

Sir Penquin, yes I know where you are coming from,I remember getting to custody once not that long after the "quick cuff" came out, and when requested to take them off found I couldn't get at the key holes very well,with about three or four bystanders standing at the counter watching the proceedings,almost enjoying the floor show but not saying anything. It wasn't long after that I put some tippex on one side of them so it never happened again.

  It's certainly true that when you are struggling with the subject either on the ground or otherwise they go on as best you can.  Just finished watching the rookies and thought it well produced and directed, there was certainly a lot portrayed in it that I could relate to, I thought that the new recruits were being very honest as to how they felt and it was quite refreshing to see for a change.Rich. Ps, my tip for brand new starters is that if you put cuffs on try to make sure that you can get at the key hole,can save a lot of agro .:D.

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The tutor gave one of the guys a bit of stick for his drink driver arrest. To be honest, the guy stumbled out the car, smelt of alcohol and was seen driving. A section 4 arrest would have been perfectly justifiable? Or am I missing something?

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The tutor gave one of the guys a bit of stick for his drink driver arrest. To be honest, the guy stumbled out the car, smelt of alcohol and was seen driving. A section 4 arrest would have been perfectly justifiable? Or am I missing something?

I was literally typing a similar post when your one popped up. I wasn't bothered by it.

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I was literally typing a similar post when your one popped up. I wasn't bothered by it.

I thought maybe it was force policy to avoid a section 4 but maybe I misheard. If my probationer did that I really wouldn't mind it. As long as he could justify it. 

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The tutor gave one of the guys a bit of stick for his drink driver arrest. To be honest, the guy stumbled out the car, smelt of alcohol and was seen driving. A section 4 arrest would have been perfectly justifiable? Or am I missing something?

Scot,I must say that all the regs I have been with over the years always and without fail seemed to follow exactly the same procedure,almost like they they were reading the lines of a play. Good evening Madam/Sir, is this your car? Have you had an alcoholic drink tonight? I suspect etc etc.and I require etc.  actually sometimes I have thought that we are often in a gigantic play and that we are just the players and need to know our lines, ha.  

  That way I guess there would be no pack  drill. Incidentally i tried to find out on the net a few weeks ago whether or not police officers are still deemed by the courts to be expert at deciding whether or not someone was drunk.  I seemed to recall reading somewhere in a case that the judge held that this new Bobby was not expert in deciding this fact because he had only been a bobby for a few weeks,but have given up trying to find it so I'm none the wiser.   I am presuming that the reg was going to bag this guy but maybe got the order of doing so incorrectly.

    I remember a long time ago being on patrol,we followed this car which was weaving about,it turned left up a steep hill and stopped,(fortunately the driver still had the presence of mind to put the handbrake on).  a woman got out absolutely sloshed and staggered across the road,she wasn't breathalised then because she was out of her tree.she had just come from a wine and cheese party would you believe.Rich.

 

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