Policing and crime procedures in film and TV

Can your actors perform as if they were actually South African police?

  • Are the uniforms correct?

  • Do they follow police and criminal procedures with total accuracy?

If not, you risk credibility, and could, in fact, mislead your audience.

There are tiny aspects to crime scene procedures: crime scene authenticity, contamination, fingerprinting, special ways of taking photographs and hundreds more.

If you get it seriously wrong, you could contravene any number of regulations and laws.

Primrose Thomas (Lt Col ret)

primrose @busvannah.co.za