In the Media

Calling Bodie and Doyle: Met is running out of undercover cops

PUBLISHED April 25, 2005

The shadowy world of undercover policing, as depicted in numerous TV detective dramas, is facing a crisis. A shortage of new recruits has forced police chiefs to embark upon an unprecedented recruitment drive for more Bodie and Doyle-style officers.

The Metropolitan police, which operates the country's largest and most elite unit of covert cops, will hold a special open day later this year in an attempt to address the national shortage.