How to Hire a British Police Car for TV and Film: Authenticity is Key!

A blog post from Action Media Hire
Photo of a Peugeot 308 Police Response Car from Action Media Hire on set for filming

When it comes to creating a realistic TV or film production, every detail counts. You make sure everything is carefully crafted, from character dialogues to locations that create an immersive experience. When it comes to creating a scene involving a police car, authenticity is critical. That’s why it’s essential to hire a British police car from an Action Vehicle company. In this blog post, we’ll explain why it’s essential to use a specialist company that focuses on police action vehicles to ensure accuracy in production.

Firstly, it’s important to note that police cars seen in the media such as TV, film, music videos, and photography-based productions are not actually in-service police cars. Instead, an Action Vehicle coordinator will have arranged the Action Vehicles. While generalised Action Vehicle companies supply all kinds of cool and unique vehicles. You need specialist companies like AMH who focus on Policing, ensuring that the police cars are accurate.

At our company, graphic specialists supply the liveries used on our vehicles. We even use the same reflective materials seen on actual emergency service vehicles. This means the final result looks as close to a real-life police car as possible, to convince your viewers. Our Peugeot 308 Beat Car is identical to the current police cars seen on UK roads. This was after Peugeot was made a preferred supplier of vehicles by the National Policing Improvement Agency in 2010.

We also pay attention to the lighting of our police cars. We use the same models as real service vehicles and do not rely on cheap imported LED lights from eBay! Bad equipment like those can ruin the authentic feel of a production by producing incorrect colours and flash sequences. By using accurate lighting, we ensure that each scene looks as realistic as possible.

At our company, we offer a selection of police cars to choose from, including those from different eras. This makes it easier for production teams to recreate a time-specific scene or location. We maintain each car to a high standard to guarantee optimal performance during production.

Finally, using a specialised police action vehicle company is essential for authenticity and ensures that you’re getting a reliable and safe vehicle for your production. You’ll be working with our team who are capable of handling all aspects of the vehicle, including its set-up, placement, and safety.

Creating a realistic TV or film production involves paying attention to every detail, including the vehicles used in each scene. Hiring a British police car from a specialised police action vehicle company is essential to ensure authenticity and safety in your production. Whether you’re a production manager, art director, or assistant director, working with us collaboratively will give you peace of mind and guarantee a memorable viewing experience for your audience.

Contact our team today to learn more about our police action vehicles. We are looking forward to helping you bring your production to life!

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Brent-James Pinder

MD, Action Media Hire Ltd

Who we are

Action Media Hire is a provider of Action Vehicles for use in the production of TV and Film, along with Music Videos, Photography and Events. 

Our speciality is Police Vehicles, Uniforms and Props.

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