Police Service Statement as Quoted on British Sitcom “The Thin Blue Line”

In “Rag Week,” the fourth episode of the first series of the British TV SeriesThe Thin Blue Line,” Inspector Raymond Fowler of the Gasforth police station quotes the police service statement of common purpose and values.

The purpose of the Police Service is to uphold the law fairly and firmly:

  • to prevent crime
  • to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law
  • to keep the Queen’s Peace
  • to protect, help and reassure the community
  • and to be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgement.

The Thin Blue Line, BBC Sitcom The episode “Rag Week,” like the rest of the two-series of episodes in the BBC sitcom “The Thin Blue Line,” was directed by John Birkin and written by Ben Elton.

The episode “Rag Week” first aired on BBC on 04-Dec-1995. Inspector Raymond Fowler was played by Rowan Atkinson. Supporting Rowan Atkinson as uniformed police officers in “Rag Week” were Serena Evans as Sergeant Patricia Dawkins, James Dreyfus as Constable Kevin Goody, Mina Anwar as Constable Maggie Habib, and Rudolph Walker as Constable Frank Gladstone. The CID unit at the Gasforth Police Station consisted of David Haig as Detective Inspector Derek Grim, Kevin Allen as Detective Constable Robert Kray, and Joy Brook as Detective Constable Crockett.

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