Foxtel will launch new factual series Territory Cops on the Crime and Investigation channel next month.
The 10 part series from Eyeworks Australia follows on from their success with Kalgoorlie Cops, the highest-rating documentary series in Foxtel’s history.
Set across the Northern Territory, it follows the NT police, described as “Australia’s least-known, yet busiest, police force.”
The Northern Territory is filled with stunning scenery. Home to Kakadu National Park and the iconic Uluru, it draws millions of visitors each year who come to take pleasure in its ancient, rugged landscape and warm, tropical climate.
But behind the breathtaking backdrop is a surprising fact – Australia’s hottest tourist destination is also a crime mecca. Darwin lays ownership to the highest crime rate per capita in Australia, followed closely by Alice Springs.
At the centre of all the action on Territory Cops is the Darwin police force, located on the notorious Mitchell Street strip and arguably the busiest of all the stations in the Northern Territory.
From dealing with assault to homicide, theft, missing people, crocodile attacks, drug trafficking and organised crime, the cameras showcase the Darwin cops at work, when and where it happens.
Each episode focuses on three major storylines, using the latest in camera technology to follow the hard-working police as they tackle the multitude of incidents that can occur at any time of the day or night.
Viewers will also get to know a core team from Darwin’s police headquarters – the real people behind the uniforms who put their lives on the line every day in Australia’s most crime-ridden region.
Thursday, October 11 at 7.30pm AEDT.