Brighton and Hove’s police officers will be the subject of a new three-part documentary series set to air next year.

The ITV series, provisionally called The Nick, is due to be shown in spring or summer next year.

Three two-man film crews are currently filming officers on the beat and are expected to until at least August.

ITV hope the series will give viewers “a thoughtful insight” into what it's really like to police a diverse city like Brighton and Hove in modern times.

Sussex Police were first approached by the programme makers Renegade Pictures in August 2012 and last summer agreed to two non-broadcast taster films being made so that the producers could explore the logistics of filming such a series.

In November a further proposal for the series was considered at a chief officer meeting, where the opportunities, risks and mitigations for taking part in such a series were considered.

Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp said: "I want the public to see first-hand the complexities of policing, and the demands on my officers and staff.

"I'm confident that my officers and staff deliver top class policing that will make the police and the public who watch the series proud of our policing service."

Richard Klein, head of factual programming at ITV said: "I am grateful and very pleased indeed that Sussex police and the Brighton division in particular have allowed ITV to make a documentary series portraying the realities of modern policing."


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