• Short Summary

    We see the men and women of the police force at work in various divisions such as traffic and river patrol.

  • Description

    A look at various aspects of police work.

    It starts off with criminals setting up a pretend accident, a car stops to help. The men jump up and hit the chauffeur, they drag a man out of the car and knock him to the floor. A briefcase is stolen and the men jump into a getaway car and drive off.

    Various shots as a policeman leaves home in the morning. There is a look at the work of river police on the Thames, including a search for a gun in the water.

    We see the police driving school at Hendon, various shots of cars and motorcycles on manoeuvres. A driver learns to follow a getaway car on a slippery course, there is a lot of skidding about.

    Various shots of traffic patrol at a crash, helping injured man and setting up warnings for other drivers.

    Mounted policemen and some on foot search Epping Forest for a little boy who is missing, a man finds a cap. Various shots of a policewoman talking to the anxious mother, she identifies the cap as his. They bring the police dogs out and search at dusk. They find the boy on the floor, a policeman helps him up and speaks to him.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    255.12
    Media URN:
    3436
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:20:00 / 02:02:24:00
    Canister:
    CP 469

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