New recruit, Yorkshireman Tom Hebblethwaite, has his work cut out as he attempts to find his way around the city streets. During his training he must achieve some important goals, including making an arrest and learning how to march, before he can graduate and ‘pass out’ in front of Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
London can be a particular challenge for police during the night. On an average night the police receives more than 4,000 emergency calls, keeping the on-duty response cops busy from dusk ‘til dawn. On the residential streets of North London a burglar has been caught in the act and PC Waz Din has to try and talk down the suspect down from a first floor window. On the busy streets of Soho, a criminal racket seems to be thriving and for the past couple of years Detective Superintendent Kevin Southworth has been gathering evidence on the thieves and drug dealers plaguing the area.