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There is no Next Episode of Rookies planned.
Series revealing what it is like to be dropped into the front line of law enforcement, as seven ordinary people train to be police officers in Surrey. The new recruits venture out onto the streets under the watchful eye of an experienced veteran officer, coming face-to-face with the county's most violent criminals and learning to deal with a sometimes abusive public. This edition introduces the trainees, including 29-year-old Tyne, who has made a radical career move from dance instructor to trainee police officer. Angus is 19 - one of Surrey's youngest ever rookies - and is leaving his home in rural Somerset. While his school friends back home are still living for the weekend, Angus will have to grow up fast if he is to cope with a job that demands he makes life and death decisions. Shaven-headed 19-stone gym addict Antony might look like the archetypal cop, but underneath he is a serious idealist.
Series revealing what it is like to be dropped into the front line of law enforcement, as seven ordinary people train to be police officers in Surrey. 24-year-old Claudia from Surrey has decided to return home to join the police, having travelled the world for three years crewing yachts and working in bars and ski chalets. Drawn in by the promise of excitement and adventure, Claudia quickly realises that the biggest challenge of all is dealing with people at their most desperate. 22-year-old Ryan is leaving a well-paid job as a software engineer to join the force. A self-confessed geek who still lives at home, Ryan is convinced that policing people is just like programming. 29-year-old Loz has been trying to join the police for over ten years. The 5ft 2in tall former phlebotomist has to overcome her unease that her diminutive size will prevent her from being taken seriously - particularly when she is mistaken for a stripper.
Tyne and Antony face one of their toughest shifts yet when they have to manage a volatile suspect in custody who threatens to harm them and himself. Meanwhile Claudia has to deal with something that never came up in training school - a man that wants to be arrested.
Finally, the rookies hit the streets alone, away from the watchful eye of their tutors who have guided them through their first steps into life on the frontline. They have to assist with calls ranging from theft to an attempted murder.