Call the Cops series two starts tonight

Viewers will get the chance to see officers from Devon and Cornwall Police in action again when the second series of Call the Cops starts on Channel Four tonight (September 1).

The TV show, which gives an insight into policing across Devon and Cornwall, was a huge hit last year and it returns to our screens at 9pm.

Episode one will feature a case of people smuggling when 29 people – including 17 children – arrived by boat at the Cornish port of Newlyn.

“Just after dawn in a secluded Cornish harbour, a member of the public reports seeing a tiny boat unload an unusual cargo into a waiting van,” reads the episode guide.

“Police are soon in pursuit and make a shocking discovery.”

Topics covered in series one varied from horrific racial abuse towards a local police officer to armed robberies, sexual assaults and missing people.

Viewers also criticised Plymouth man Tom after he made his hatred towards police very clear during one of the episodes.

Channel 4’s description of the new series reads: “The role of the police is changing, new threats, greater demands on their time and dwindling resources all mean the job is more challenging and dangerous than ever before.

“With a larger geographic area to police than any other force in the country and over 700 miles of coastline the incidents that Devon and Cornwall officers attend are as unexpected, violent and sometimes outright shocking as those of any large city.

“Call the Cops is based in the beating heart of operations, the control room. Officers here have to prioritise cases and allocate units in a fast-moving game of chess, a challenge they liken to juggling chainsaws whilst being on fire.

“The series also follows the units on the ground as they adapt to each unique incident – switching between the emotionally testing cases of a suicide or fatal road traffic collision, the adrenaline in a race-against-time manhunt or the delicate diplomacy of dealing with a truckload of illegally smuggled refugees.

“For anyone who imagines crime in the Westcountry is all sheep hustling and pasty thefts this series is a dramatic wake-up call.”

Cornwall Live