OUR POLICE

Policeman identifies a missing small child on the street, surrounded by crowds of concerned women, and brings her back to the station where she is collected by a smiling mother. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Science and technology
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Glasgow Corporation

Series:

  • Glasgow civics

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: OUR POLICE

Reference number: 0997

Date: 1948

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.43 mins

Description: An illustration of the Police Force in action from patrolling the beat to catching a thief. The film also describes modern methods of crime detection.

One of the Glasgow Civics Series of educational films.
Book of the same name accompanies the series

Shotlist: Credits (.11) The story of how 2000 men and women of the Glasgow Police Force guard your person and your property (.22) shot of a police box with a policeman leaving it (.35) a crowd gathers round a small boy who is lost. Policeman arrives and takes him to the station (1.32) a woman arrives at the station to report that her son is missing, only to find he is already there (2.17) policeman assists an old man across Woodlands Road (2.34) a traffic policeman helps children across the road (3.37) a young man is knocked down in Woodlands Road. Policeman phones for assistance (3.52) two policemen arrive in a squad car and question the driver involved in the accident (4.12) the young man is then taken to the hospital (4.34) a car is stolen outside the snooker hall in Great George Street. The owner notices that the car is missing and contacts the police (6.20) the message is passed to a squad car in the Great Western Road. Policemen race to the scene of the crime and capture the stolen car (7.12) car is then dusted for fingerprints and photographed (7.39) shots of the print being processed in a darkroom (7.56) prints are now compared with others and a suspect is found (8.26) Police work is so wide and varied that each man is a specialist in his on branch (8.34) shots of policemen practising lifesaving in the Gorbals swimming baths (8.42) shots of policemen during a workout in a gymnasium (9.02) policeman directing traffic at Glasgow Cross (9.16) mounted police directing crowds at Hampden Park (9.27) mechanic working on a car (9.36) radio technician and an officer in the forensic laboratory (10.06) Every hour of the day and every day of the year Glasgow police are on the alert. Shots of Chief Constable and his officers looking over plans for crowd control at Hampden Park (10.31) shot of police boat on the River Clyde (10.41) police cars leaving St. Andrew's Square HQ (11.02) shots of police horses leaving St. Andrew's HQ and shots of police as they leave the Gorbals training centre. OUR POLICE. The End (11.43)