W announces new documentary exploring lives of female police officers

W announces new documentary exploring lives of female police officers

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The Shift: Women on the Force highlights the brave work of women at every level of the West Yorkshire Police.

The new observational documentary, which will air on W, explores the demands and dangers facing British officers and the effects the role has on their private lives.

Following three exceptional women at various levels in the force, the new documentary will delve into what life is like for women both at senior positions and as officers on the frontline.

The number of female police officers in England and Wales has increased from 7% in 1977 to 29% in 2017, yet men still dominate senior positions by over 80%.

“From a service that has in the past been portrayed as male-dominated and masculine, we’ve seen a sea change and today some of the UK’s most high-profile senior police officers are women,” said Dee Collins, Chief Constable at West Yorkshire Police.

“But we clearly need to be enable more women to fulfil their careers in policing. Inclusion is really important to West Yorkshire Police and a vital ingredient for the future policing of our communities and I am really keen to build a more diverse workforce.”

Co-produced by Lambert Productions, Flint Television and Harbar 8, the three-part documentary will air on W next year. 

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The Shift: Women on the Force highlights the brave work of women at every level of the West Yorkshire Police.