/ The Force is with Sky 1 in new documentary with GMP

Twenty programmes covering the whole of Greater Manchester - The Force: Manchester is an exclusive look behind the scenes at the work of one of the country’s busiest police forces.

It follows police officers and staff who work round the clock to keep people safe showing the highs and lows of the job. The show is a look at modern Britain through the eyes of its police officers, and Sky 1 viewers will get the first all-access insight as the episode one is broadcast this week.

GMP agreed to allow the cameras in to allow people to experience life on the frontline of keeping the county safe. From domestic disputes to burglaries, antisocial behaviour to drink driving it is an in-depth look at the challenges faced on a daily basis.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “We offered unprecedented access to every area of our work, showing the relentless demand and vastly complex nature of policing in 2015.

“Everyday our officers and staff work hard to keep the people of Greater Manchester safe but with fewer officers and further reductions planned we have to work closer with partner agencies and local people.

“I hope that the insight provided by The Force: Manchester will show how crucial this support is for us and the future of Greater Manchester.”

From domestic disputes to burglaries, antisocial behaviour to drink driving, the series gives an in-depth and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of its police officers.

Matt Holden, Series Editor at Shine TV said:

“The Force: Manchester is fast-moving series with unparalleled access to one of Britain’s busiest, and most important, police forces,

“Viewers will get an intimate and honest understanding of modern policing and life on the beat as officers react to a huge range of emergency calls for help.”

Greater Manchester Police receive 500,000 emergency 999 calls a year and make 200 arrests a day. Their 6700 police officers are inundated with incidents from car crime to traffic accidents, pub fights to drug busts, welfare concerns to neighbourhood brawls – it’s a 24/7 job.

The Force: Manchester is produced by Shine TV, part of Endemol Shine Group. The Series Editor is Matt Holden and the Executive Producers are Tanya Shaw and Lorna-Dawn Creanor. The Commissioning Editor for Sky 1 is James Quinn.

For more information please visit www.gmp.police.uk/sky

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