Copper takes to the airwaves

FORGET Fatboy Slim, Judge Jules and Pete Tong - a Suffolk policeman is today top of the cops after landing a new DJ slot on an Ipswich radio station.

FORGET Fatboy Slim, Judge Jules and Pete Tong - a Suffolk policeman is today top of the cops after landing a new DJ slot on an Ipswich radio station.

Sergeant Neil Boast's new show, Cop That, is broadcast every Wednesday lunchtime on Ipswich Community Radio (ICR).

Sgt Boast said: “I'm looking forward to showing listeners that there's more to police officers than meets the eye.

“I've got loads of guests planned including representatives from the Gay Police Association and the Black Police Association as well as five or six officers who speak nearly every language under the sun.

“I hope it'll break down some barriers and also show that we're a diverse work force. I'm also keen to try and lessen people's fear of crime and show them ways that they can prevent it.”

The show came about after ICR approached Suffolk police with the idea.

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Sgt Boast said: “ICR contacted Ipswich police and my boss, superintendent Alan Caton, knew it was the sort of thing I would be interested in.

“It's great fun and I'm absolutely loving it.”

Sgt Boast said the show is broadcast in his own time.

Nick Greenland, ICR's station co-ordinator, said Cop That was perfect for the station.

“It's spot on what we're looking for,” he said.

“The police are a vital part of a community so it's really important that they have a voice.”

Cop That can be heard every Wednesday between 11.30am and 12.30 online at www.icrfm.co.uk or on 105.7FM.

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