The Project

Client: UKTV Really

Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Date: June 2016

Drone: Sony A7S

Cops UK Bodycam Squad

Following the successful first series of Cops UK Bodycam Squad for UKTV Really, Staffordshire Police have agreed to be part of a second major television series that will be aired on UKTV in autumn 2016 and spring 2017. Commissioned by the production company Raw Cut, the new series will follow Staffordshire Police as they fight crime and provide reassurance to the county’s diverse and contrasting communities in a series of 16, one hour long episodes.

Chief Constable Jane Sawyers from the Staffordshire Police said:

“It is really important to be able to showcase the outstanding day to day work of our officers, often in challenging circumstances. So often, examples of great policing and exceptional detective work go unnoticed and this landmark series will give us an opportunity to showcase not only these aspects of police work but the effective and necessary day to day work of all officers throughout this great county. It will demonstrate to the whole country, the transparency, integrity and professionalism of the Staffordshire Police Force as we carry out our duties and fulfil our objectives to keep our communities safe and reassured”.

The latest fly on the wall documentary series will provide a hard hitting mixture of body cam and observational footage, accompanied by aerial images to reflect the daily challenges of combating crime. The urban environment and the complexity of the filming proved to be extremely complicated but very rewarding.

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Filmed using a wide variety of drones, Aerialworx followed the Staffordshire Police on patrol around Stoke on Trent and Burton upon Trent. With close tracking shots of patrol cars, often in high speed pursuit both at day time and night time, we followed the Police around the city. The proximity of both the Police Stations to the city required a high level of coordination with the Police and permissions from local authorities before any drone operations could take place. The complex task of arranging road closures, authorisation from council and court authorities all had to be obtained in a precisely planned operation.