Lincolnshire Police ‘rookies’ star in ITV series from Monday

Fledgling Lincolnshire Police officers will be giving people a taste of what life is like on the beat when they feature in a three part primetime ITV series from Monday.

Rookies will be broadcast from Monday, July 13 on ITV 1 at 10pm.

The new series follows some of the force’s recent recruits as they undergo the personal and professional transition from appointment to fully fledged officers patrolling independently.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick said: “I have spent 30 years working in the media industry and I know what makes good television.

“Quite frankly, I wish I had made this documentary. It’s an honest, true reflection of our rookies and their training.

“The production company, and the officers and staff involved, are to be complimented. I am sure the people of Lincolnshire will be impressed. It shows the human side of policing, which is really what it’s all about.”

Peter Davies, Assistant Chief Constable, Local Policing added: “As a force we have gained much benefit from opening the doors to “reality” broadcasting and the way our officers come across on shows such as Police Interceptors is a huge asset to our reputation and our ability to engage with the public.

“I have no doubt that the series will attract a lot of viewers and that the reputation of policing in the county will be further enhanced.”

Rookies continues with a further two episodes scheduled for July 20 and 27, also at 10pm.