It’s a Fair Cop
In eighteen years as a cop on the beat Alfie Moore ‘has seen it all’ so, in addition to all that policing knowledge and experience, he has a wealth of hilarious stories you ‘just couldn’t make up’.
His BBC Radio 4 Comedy series IT’S A FAIR COP is the perfect vehicle for Alfie to skilfully blend succinct layman explanations about the law, with very funny anecdotes from his own police experiences, whilst taking the audience through a real-life scenario he has dealt with.
The premise of the show is that Alfie ‘swears in’ the audience as police officers for the night and, as the scenario unfolds, they are challenged by the real moral dilemmas that police officers on the street face every day and invited to say what real-time decisions they would have made. Often with unexpected and entertaining results!
With the benefit of hindsight decisions made by police officers on the street can look like ‘howlers’ after the event (or in the press) but officers often have to make snap decisions based only on the information that they have in front of them. Sometimes only seconds to make very difficult decisions – and the audience gets to have a taste of how this feels as Alfie takes them through a different scenario each week.
This series the topics Alfie explores include harassment, TWOC (taking a car or ‘other conveyance’ without owner’s consent), reasonable use of force, drunk and disorderly behaviour, lost and found property and the emotive subject of stop and search.
Due to demand Alfie now offers a bespoke FAIR COP ‘dilemma training’ intervention for corporate training days and conferences.
Alfie’s IT’S A FAIR COP Radio 4 ‘beat’ is not currently on air but but you can still