Kalgoorlie Cops: The world's largest police beat.
This quintessential Australian series captures the challenges faced by the Kalgoorlie Cops who patrol the ‘largest beat in the world’. See the reality of policing the legendary town known as ‘Australia’s Real Wild West’.
Kalgoorlie Cops takes a no-holds-barred look at the work of the 217 uniformed police and detectives who control the world’s largest police beat on the planet. Situated at the edge of the Nullabor Plain in the West Australian outback with a population of 32,000 people, Kalgoorlie is a town like no other.
Sprouting from the gold rush of 1893, these days the town is flush with money, miners, hookers and bikers – meaning there’s never a dull moment for Kalgoorlie’s cops.
Laying claim to the biggest open cut Supermine pit in Australia producing over a billion dollars worth of gold a year, Kalgoorlie is also the birthplace of WA’s first brothel, has the highest per capita registration of hotted up Holden and Ford V8’s – and boasts a pub on virtually every corner.
From murders to drug trafficking, organised crime, theft, prostitution, domestic disputes and old-fashioned Friday night punch-ups, to searching for missing tourists and prospectors in the huge expanse of desert surrounding Kalgoorlie, this action-packed series takes a neverbefore-seen look at the workings of the biggest police beat in the world that covers 1.3 million square kilometres.
Each episode focuses on three major storylines, with cameras shadowing the hard-working Kalgoorlie Cops around-the-clock as they deal with the vast array of crimes and misdemeanors that can occur on any given day.
You will be introduced to a core team of police officers during the series and will get to know and love the real people behind the uniforms – the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in Australia’s most notorious outback town.