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Today at Cop School, there's chaos on the underground as protestors
invade Charing Cross Station and hold up the whole London Network.
Will the cadets take control and get transport on the move again?
Underground and under pressure, I'm Rav Wilding. This is Cop School.
Six wannabe coppers
meet the world's oldest police force.
Their mission? To complete a unique training course.
But are these cadets tough enough to cut it in the Met?
Last time at Cop School, the cadets joined the River Police and were thrown in at the deep end
and were involved in high speed pursuit on the Thames when a Cop School criminal was on the loose.
It's rush hour in the capital and the Cop School Cadets are on their own.
Their mission is to navigate their way to Waterloo Station to meet me off the train from Exeter.
To help them navigate their way to the destination they've been given GPSs.
And Jade takes the lead.
As long as we just follow the instructions, we'll be fine.
But this isn't just about navigation.
As the cadets have learned across the series,
a good police officer must be observant at all times.
We have placed a woman in three places on their route to test them.
Her face on a newspaper, her photo on a placard and the woman herself.
Will they be alert enough to spot these things on the busy streets
of the capital and, crucially, work out how they are connected?
Here come the cadets and here comes our woman.
Well done, Junior.
Will he remember that face?
As they walk past the man reading the newspaper, who spots the photo?
Now the placard.
Nathan's seen it but has he made the connection?
We go down Belvedere Road and then down Concert Hall Approach.
-It's just at the side.
-No, because it says go right under the blue bridge and that's a blue bridge.
Better get a move on, Cadets, I don't like to be kept waiting.
We've got to meet Rav on the 1049 train from Exeter.
That means we've got three minutes.
-Go, go, go, go!
Right on time!
-Come on, Rav!
-There he is!
Right, morning, Cadets.
Well, you've made it. Any issues finding this place?
We saw some strange things. There was this woman on a huge pole with a big picture on top of it.
And there was this man with a newspaper.
What about on the stairs, anything strange happen?
-This lady bumped into me. She had things in a bag, loads of food.
-She bumped into you and had things in her bag?
Anyone recognise this lady?
-Yes, she was on the banner.
-And the newspaper.
Yeah, and the newspaper.
And the woman on the stairs.
She's not just any lady, you've met her before. But who is she?
I'm Sergeant Robertson, and while you're training with the British Transport Police, I am your mentor.
Every year over 27 million journeys are made on London's public transport.
The British Transport Police look after over six million passengers daily over 10,000 miles of track.
Their job is to ensure travellers get to their destinations safely.
Sergeant Fiona Robertson has been a British Transport Police Officer
for over eight years
and works around the clock to reduce crime on London's transport.
But can she teach the cop school cadets everything
they need to know for their final challenge in just two days?
Sergeant Robertson has taken them to their high tech CCTV control room.
They control the 16,000 cameras which operate on every single station on the London Network.
The big problem we have on trains and in the Underground
is theft from person and dippings from people's bags.
What these people do is focus on vulnerable people.
Sometimes robbers or pickpocketers could get a little kid to go up to them and ask the time or something.
That's a distraction technique, that's brilliant.
They do use distraction techniques, so that's very good.
People on mobile phones these days stand and talk on their mobile phones,
they'll put their bag on the floor, they're busy with their phone.
-They could be reaching behind them and pulling their bag.
-And not realising.
-Well done, Sam, really good.
I want you to have a wee look around these CCTV screens,
and see if you can spot suspicious behaviour.
Distraction techniques. Vulnerable people.
People congregating in groups.
You don't know where to look and there could be
something happening in one box and you're looking at another box.
I was nosing in on everyone, because they didn't know I was there.
And I was like, I see you.
I love to be nosy, so it was very good.
What the cadets don't know is that the production team
have set up a crime to test their new found skills.
At a mainline station on CCTV cameras, there's a woman on the phone
who is clearly distracted and puts her bag down.
And behind her is a Cop School criminal in a baseball cap,
waiting for the right moment to pounce.
You've got to try and keep your eye on all these screens.
This woman's on the phone and she's put her bag on the floor.
-Well done, Junior. Yes.
-Junior spots something straight away.
Yeah, that's a bit suspicious, would you not say, looking about like that?
-He's got it!
-He's stolen her bag.
And Nathan and Megan spot the Cop School criminal.
She hasn't even noticed.
You have to report back to a police officer on the ground what's happened.
Once again, it's Jade who takes the lead.
Hotel, Whisky, 35, we have a stolen bag.
A man in black clothing and a purple hat stole the bag from behind.
The man was light in skin colour, quite tall and skinny.
-'I'll make my way down there, thank you.'
-There's the officer, look.
And to Junior's amazement, his eagle-eyed spotting
and the tip-off from Jade gets swift results.
Hotel, Whisky, 35, has the man been arrested?
-'Yes, the man has been arrested.'
-Excellent, good job, Cadets.
Well done. Some good observation there.
And it looks like you've got that lady's bag back, well done.
Having watched the action from afar, it's time for the cadets
to get out on the transport network and learn their next vital lesson.
But first it's time for a reminder of the dress code.
Today we're representing the British Transport Police, yes?
For a start, Rebecca, I need you to have cleaner shoes for tomorrow.
Megan, you've not even got your shoes on. Can you put them back on?
Junior, what's this in your ear? I need you to take that out.
Junior, not again.
Why are you wearing an earring?
And Megan, you too.
You will wear your hats at all time, you'll look smart, understood?
Sort it out, Cadets. This is your seventh week in training.
-Now, we're going to get on this train.
The London Transport Network carries millions of travellers every day.
A British Transport Police officer has to know
how to deal with lots of different types of people,
and that includes difficult and aggressive passengers.
When we deal with these people, we go in nice and friendly.
All right, mate, how are you today? What's the problem?
This is different from what they learnt with the riot police.
They were dealing with hardened criminals and were trained to use their loudest voices
to dominate the suspect.
Spread your legs, put your arms behind your back!
We're going to deal with Rav here.
He's been a bit naughty today, he's got his feet on the chairs.
He's going to give you a bit of gyp.
-It's going to be fun.
-Excuse me, sir.
-Can you please take your...?
Nah, I'm tired.
-Sir, there's a sign there saying "Please keep your feet off the seats".
-I didn't see it.
-You've seen it now.
-I'm not hurting you.
No, no, no, can you just please take off...?
What's it got to do with you two?
It's our job to make everybody feel un...comfortable.
Which is it, Junior? Comfortable, or uncomfortable?
I am comfortable, though.
It's not all about you, it's about other passengers as well.
Can you remove your feet off the chair?
-Thank you, sir. Really appreciate that.
-Well done, Megan.
-You picked up on that sign there.
-Could you potentially arrest him?
Yes. If someone's committing a bylaw, he can be arrested.
Hang on, Fiona, you just mentioned the great British Transport bylaw.
Bylaws are special laws for passengers travelling on the transport work.
They exist so other people's journeys are not spoiled by selfish behaviour.
They cover lots of different things, from what you're wearing, to how smelly you are.
The cadets have to understand bylaws to be able to do their job properly.
But can they work out which ones we've made up,
and which ones are genuine bylaws?
So the first one is eating something smelly, like a kipper.
-Is that an offence or not?
Oh, yes, it is, Nathan.
I was a bit surprised about eating a kipper on the train,
because it's like a fish, isn't it?
I wouldn't think that you'd be barred from eating it.
Nathan, your personal favourite, putting make-up on?
I hope it's not because I was doing it on the Tube the other day.
Don't worry, Megan, you're not going to be sent down. It's perfectly legal.
One that's very appropriate for you lot, dressing very scruffily.
-Is that an offence or not?
-If you smell, yeah.
Yes, Jade, you're quite right. It's breaking a bylaw.
Next one, one of your personal favourites, picking their nose.
-It's disgusting and gross.
-So we're saying yes or no?
-Hands for yes, it's an offence.
Horrible though it is, it's not breaking a bylaw.
How about clipping toenails?
That has got to be.
I suppose if you put them in a little bag or something...
You've got to be joking, Jade, if you seriously think
that will get you off the hook.
It's a bylaw.
A PASSENGER SINGS
The last question is much more real because mentor Sergeant Robertson has planted a Cop School passenger
who's singing loudly in the back of the train. Is he breaking a bylaw and what will the cadets do?
-Who thinks that could be an offence?
-All right, then, well, tell you what.
-We're going to arrest him?
You can go and deal with the situation. Remember what you've been taught.
To deal with the situation the soft approach.
You don't go heavy-handed, all six of you.
So two of you can go in and talk to that chap
and deal with it appropriately.
Sam, you can go in, and Rebecca.
Can you just turn it down a little bit?
-Can you turn the music down, please?
-I can't hear you.
-Take your headphones out.
-Could you turn your music down, please, because you're disturbing other people.
He's singing loud, annoying anyone sitting on that train.
-You're disturbing other passengers.
-I'm singing along to a song.
-You're disturbing other people.
-Let me sing for a bit, will you?
The troublesome passenger is not responding to the cadets' appeals for calm,
so Sam takes control.
-Must you do that?
-Can I have my earphones back, please?
-I'm talking to you.
-Can I have them back, please?
-What do you want to say to me?
-Can you please...? You're being arrested.
-I'm being arrested?
I thought I arrested him too quick.
'I panicked a little bit.'
I was like, "I'll pull out the handcuffs". Sam was like, "Becka!"
-You're going to arrest me for singing on a train?
-There's a bylaw.
Rebecca may have been quick off the mark, but arresting an unruly passenger is OK
if they refuse to listen to reason.
Excuse me, do you want to make a complaint?
Yes, I would love to make a complaint.
-Yes, he's been loud and disruptive and rude.
-How have I been rude to you?
-You're doing it now.
Because you've just made stupid accusations about me.
He is playing up, he is disturbing other passengers,
so next stop he's off, where he'll be talked to them.
You're being arrested on being rude and loud.
-And unacceptable behaviour on the railway.
You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence
if you don't mention when questioned something which you'll later rely on in court.
Cautioning, Sam got that word for word, and very confident as well.
You have to be confident in what you do,
you're in charge of the situation, and they dealt with the situation and stayed in charge.
The cadets escort the troublesome Cop School passenger
off the train as a warning that his behaviour will not be tolerated.
The two of you approached this situation really well.
You told him exactly what you wanted him to do. Your tone was nice and calm.
Sam, you did your caution really well, word for word, good.
You worked really well as a team, the pair of you. Well done.
Today has been quite a journey for the cadets.
They've been bombarded with information on CCTV,
cautioning, and policing the transport network.
They're off home to sleep now, and they going to need it
because tomorrow's challenge is bigger than anything they've ever had to face before.
In just 24 hours, a gang of Cop School campaigners try to disrupt
an official visit to the capital by bringing the Underground network to a standstill.
Free South Sellona!
Will the cadets be able to cope when events get out of hand
and emotions boil over?
-That's it, keep hold of him.
It's the morning of the final challenge
and armed with their knowledge of how to look out for
and spot suspicious behaviour on the transport system,
the cadets need to get their heads around the lantern,
a device that helps them identify known troublemakers.
Sergeant Robertson and her colleague PCSO Henshaw
summon the cadets to get them to test it out.
If no one's got any identification on them at all,
we can scan their fingerprints and we can see
if they're wanted or if they're known to the police.
What I need is a volunteer. Megan, I'll choose you.
And what I need is your right index finger first.
Normally, the police would only use the lanterns
if the suspect is being arrested.
But as this is Cop School training, the cadets don't have to do this.
-This is the fingerprint.
So it downloads on to the computer?
Yeah, it checks the fingerprints against the police national computer
to see if Megan is known to the police, or if she's wanted.
Having got to grips with the lantern device,
it's time for an important message from me.
Today is a massive day for you and the British Transport Police.
There is a delegation travelling on the underground to Charing Cross
to witness the efficiency of London's transport system.
One member is the President of South Sellona.
He's not liked by many people in his country
because he's been accused of stealing public money.
A group of known campaigners
disrupted other visits around the world
and the BTP are worried that they will try to do the same today.
Cadets, your role today is to man the CCTV room,
watch out for the suspects and to do whatever you have to
to make sure they don't ruin the day's events.
Right, cadets, you've heard what Rav said.
Be vigilant and remember what I taught you yesterday.
Suspicious behaviour. Distraction techniques.
People congregating in groups.
So, the cadets settle down to watch the CCTV monitors
and try to spot these campaigners.
-I reckon they're young.
-Did you remember their faces properly?
The guy in red looks a bit suspicious, just sitting there.
He hasn't got a bag or anything.
But he's just a normal member of the public.
They see something that arouses their suspicions.
-What's this here?
Yeah, look. Are those these same guys?
-Zoom in, zoom in!
-Yeah, that's the three guys.
On the ball again, Junior, well spotted.
As soon as I seen the campaigners on the CCTV, I felt quite scared,
thinking, oh, it's all going to kick-off down there.
They've got banners and posters.
I made sure that me and the team made loads of notes
and jot down what they look like.
White trainers, all three.
-And one of them's hoodie, orange.
They're going downstairs into the underground.
-Make sure that nothing is disrupted and the underground runs.
Go to Charing Cross where Rav'll give you an update.
The cadets have observed the campaigners
from the safety of the CCTV rooms
-and jotted down their descriptions.
-Let's go, come on.
But how will they cope when they're confronted by the suspects
face-to-face at Charing Cross?
Underground, the campaigners are on a mission to cause chaos.
Free South Sellona!
Basically, the tubes are at a standstill
and they're not going to be going anywhere
until you guys have gone in, identified these campaigners,
apprehended them, removed their posters,
and got this place clear and ready for the visit.
Before we do that, we need to allocate a leader,
and we're going to do it different this time.
You are going to pick your leader.
We haven't got long, pick who's going to be today's leader.
-It's got to be a group decision.
-You've made a decision?
-Who's going to be the leader?
-Jade, are you happy to do it?
-Come on, then, let's get going.
13-year-old jade is from Brighton and loves dance,
theatre and athletics.
Like the other cadets,
Jade's been team leader with the Marine Police unit.
But she didn't take it too seriously,
so will she step up to the mark this time?
I'm good at paying attention to detail.
I'm quite a logical thinker and quite swatty and geeky.
OK, then, Jade, big job today, all right?
Make sure you're nice and vocal
so your colleagues know exactly what's happening, OK?
Big task for you. Good luck.
As the leader, Jade splits the cadets into two teams.
Joined by Nathan and Junior,
their job is to search for the protesters on the platform.
It was chaos down there.
We went down and all these people were just so confused
why the tubes weren't running. Through here.
In the underground, I was thinking, right,
look for the orange jacket straight away because,
obviously, that's the closest thing to look for.
The cadets have spotted someone in orange.
Could he be the man?
-All right, mate, how are you doing?
-Yeah, I'm fine.
Polite and calm approach.
Good work, Jade.
Three young gentleman were seen at today appearing to be...
protesting against a very important event
that's happening today.
You seem to match one of the descriptions.
-Would you mind us taking your fingerprint?
See if you come up on the national police computer.
-Can we have your name?
-Yeah, my name's Chris.
-Can we have your second name, please?
Excellent, Nathan, remembering to take down his details.
The lantern device gives a result,
but despite matching the CCTV description, he's not their man.
This man's not known on our national computer.
-We can move on and start looking for our suspects.
-Look over there!
Beady-eyed Junior's spotted another orange hoodie.
Thank you very much for your time.
We've spotted another man in an orange jacket
and we're just running after him.
OK, take that poster. Take the poster, take it.
To make sure they have evidence, Nathan gets the posters.
He ran through here.
The suspect is hiding in a staff locker room.
-OK, we got him.
Excuse me, sir, can you come out, please?
Well done, cadets, you've caught your man red-handed.
-What are these banners for?
-To free South Sellona.
Come this way.
A straightforward arrest.
We've caught the fellow in the orange jacket, his name's Tim,
and we've arrested him, and we're bringing him along.
With their colleagues already down in the station
dealing with the first suspect, Team B now go underground,
and immediately they spot the second protester.
Free South Sellona!
I was quite excited.
I'd hoped there'd be running involved,
but not up the escalators, that hurts.
With the cadets in hot pursuit, the suspect doubles back on himself
down the other set of escalators.
The cadets move fast to stop the situation getting out of control
but the protester's quick, and he's already putting up posters.
-I'm not stopping!
I'm trying to get to work...
The commotion is attracting a lot of attention
and an angry commuter gets involved.
Us normal people are trying to get to work.
I want to get to work. We want to get to work.
Can you please stand over there?
Megan's got it in hand and using her aggressive passenger training,
she takes the man away from the situation.
-I'm really sorry.
-I understand, there's just no tubes running.
We're dealing with it as fast as we can.
So the public's been reassured,
but suddenly the suspect spots an opportunity
and tries to make a sharp getaway.
That's it, stop him there.
Time for some verbal dominance.
Please, sir, stop fighting.
-And Megan delivers the caution.
Sir, it may harm defence if you don't mention when questioned
something you later rely on in court.
At last, they've finally taken charge,
got hold of the man, and told him he's under arrest.
It's taken a while, but they've finally got there.
I think well done to Sam for keeping hold of him.
We've arrested the man in the grey hoodie and he's under control. Over.
With two suspects caught,
the cadets receive a call about the third protester
who's still in the station.
The third man has been seen entering the service tunnel
at Charing Cross station on CCTV camera.
I'm on it.
Seizing the initiative,
Rebecca and Sam take on the task of tracking him down.
Meet you back at the top.
They locate the tunnel entrance where the protester has been seen and could be hiding.
-Really dark and dingy down here, isn't it?
Good, Sam, good.
Keep an eye out for anything.
No, it's dark, we're using our torches.
Having left the station with the two other suspects,
Jade encourages the cadets.
You're doing really, really well.
Keep looking, he could be anywhere.
Me and Rebecca shining our torches around, trying to find him,
and I notice this grey thing bobbing up and down.
-That ain't mine, I just found it.
He matches the description. Dark jeans, hoodie.
Do you think this man put up these potentially offensive posters?
He's got a poster here, you just picked this up by his foot.
Hayla's a thief! We're the voice for South Sellona!
I am not been arrested for doing nothing wrong.
-We've got the man, over.
-They've got the man.
You've done really, really well.
-Take this man into custody. This is a staff tunnel.
You're under arrest for unacceptable behaviour on the railway.
You don't have to say anything but it may harm your defence,
if you do not mention when questioned
something which you'll later rely on in court.
Bring the prisoner out.
Just take him around that side.
Well done, cadets. With all three of the protesters rounded up,
the London transport system can get back to normal.
Cop School cadets, well done.
The event will now go ahead without disruption.
Oh, yes! We did it!
It's decision time, so how did the cadets do?
Anyone particularly stand out for the right or wrong reasons?
Jade definitely stood out today as team leader.
But then I also thought Sam was extremely good, as was Megan.
They had this grumpy prisoner, there was no messing.
He was under control. She was brilliant.
-We've got to pick a top cop.
-Yeah, it's hard.
It's time to deliver the verdict.
-OK, cadets, well done on the final challenge. Did you enjoy it?
Some really good work. Some of you did fantastic, in fact.
So, I was very, very impressed with many of you today.
-Now, for the successful top cop or...?
..The ultimate prize.
How does it sound to have your own private capsule on the London Eye?
-Oh, my God!
The others, here's some scrapers.
There's a lot of posters that have been put up back there in the train station
and they need to come off.
-So you want to know who it is, right?
Sam, you did fantastically today.
We both agreed two brilliant cautions, word perfect,
kept hold of your prisoner,
very, very impressed.
But we're so impressed with you all,
so you're all going up.
-Well done, you deserve it.
One, two, three, cadets!
Next time at Cop School,
the cadets have to get smarter than they ever have before.
And they have one last challenge to test them
before they're given their marching orders.
Three, two, one!
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The unstoppable Cop School cadets throw everything into training with the British Transport Police. Monitoring the 16,000 CCTV cameras to keep travellers safe, they are taught to patrol the stations and transport network, before being faced with an underground protest that threatens to close down the Tube system. The cadets must use everything they have learnt across the series to catch and arrest the perpetrators.