Please be aware that there is currently an increased demand both operationally and within Corporate Communications.

We receive a large volume of documentary requests every year. As a result of this, we will proactively get in touch with the requests that we are interested in supporting.

Cleveland Police will consider filming requests relating to the following:

  • Fly on the wall documentaries
  • Human interest documentaries
  • Programmes looking at past cases

Documentary request form

If you don't receive a reply within eight weeks, please assume that we are unable to support your request.

Facilitating filming of our officers and staff can involve significant resources and it is important that they can carry out their work with minimal disruption. Therefore, there needs to be a clear business case in terms of value to the public and a policing need for Cleveland
Police to agree to feature.

Production companies will be required to sign a contract / access agreement with Cleveland Police. This is important for data protection, media law and indemnity reasons, but not designed to give the police editorial control.