The officers of Devon and Cornwall Police are to be the focus of a new primetime ITV observational series.
The force covers the largest geographical area in England, with its patch covering 700 miles of coastland, wild moorland and bustling towns, including
the remote Isles of Scilly as well as Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.
With such a large area and radically changing terrain, the force often works in conjunction with partner agencies such as the Maritime Coast Agency and the RNLI.
ITV’s three-part Devon and Cornwall Blues will show how the stunning landscape offers a stark juxtaposition to the difficult issues that the force deals with on a daily basis.
Michael Kelpie, Managing Director of production company Potato, said: “This summer, as millions of families head to the West Country for their holidays, it’s unlikely many will spare a thought for the people who work hard to ensure they are safe.
“Devon and Cornwall Blues offers an eye-opening insight into the unique challenges faced by one of the UK’s major police forces as millions of visitors flock to the region each summer.
“We have been granted unparalleled access to and complete co-operation with the many diverse constituent parts of Devon and Cornwall Police that work tirelessly to protect and serve locals and visitors alike throughout this busy period.”
Priya Singh, ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, added: “Policing Britain’s biggest and busiest holiday destination during the height of summer makes for some unique and particular challenges.
“Set against this beautiful backdrop, from coastal to countryside to up in the air, the series promises a varied, revelatory and surprising insight into the lives and work of the Devon and Cornwall blues.”