North Yorkshire Police is frequently approached by documentary-makers requesting access to film officers and staff at work.
We value openness, and recognise the role of documentaries in showing the public the realities of policing in action. However, we need to balance this against the requirement for confidentiality, possible disruption to operations arising from filming, and our capacity as an organisation to provide the necessary support, to ensure filming is carried out appropriately, legally and safely.
In order to ensure that documentary requests are considered thoroughly and fairly, we have developed a process for considering requests.
We will only consider requests that are submitted via the form below. You are also strongly advised to refer to the guidance notes.[pdf]