Television show puts spotlight on Worksop

Insp Steve Cartwright - Worksop Police.
Insp Steve Cartwright - Worksop Police.

It seems that everywhere I go this month people are talking about Channel 4’s series Coppers.

In its second series, this fly-on-the-wall documentary spends a lot of time focusing on Notts Police. I am proud to say episode three, which airs on Monday 23rd January spotlights neighbourhood policing in Worksop.

It gives unique insight into the challenges and issues my officers face and their dogged commitment to improving community safety, catch criminals and support victims, often in the face of some very difficult and unique challenges.

The overall public reaction to the first two episodes of Coppers has been positive, and the majority of people are extremely supportive of the work undertaken on their behalf in combating crime and keeping communities safe. Some people have found these gritty programmes uncomfortable viewing and have expressed concern or disappointment in what they saw.

The series certainly provides a unique and often hard-hitting insight into the life of a cop in Notts, but one which I hope will give you a greater understanding of the challenges we face and a greater appreciation of our work in helping to create safe, confident and thriving communities. Make sure you tune in at 9pm on Monday.

In other news, I’d like to highlight the importance of shed and garage security following a recent spate of break-ins.

Ensure you keep the doors of all out-buildings closed, so as not to advertise to watchful eyes what is inside, and always lock them when unattended.

Also, don’t forget to make sure they are covered by your home insurance.

Anyone with any information about the perpetrators of these burglaries should contact Notts Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

At risk of sounding like a broken record can I remind you to fill out the Neighbourhood Priority Surveys. You can access the surveys at

I’d also like to use this column to invite your questions around policing in Worksop. Email your queries to and we will endeavour to answer them in the upcoming columns.