Women Behind the Badge is an action-packed yet intimate portrayal of the lives of six women police officers on and off the job. It’s a cop show like no other, offering an insider’s view to the unique challenges facing female law enforcers. Filmed over six months, the series charts the officers’ highs and lows, delivering unprecedented access to their home life, workplace and crime scenes.
Stationed across the province of Ontario, these women cops vary in rank, experience, and specialty. Each episode contrasts their different policing styles and personal backgrounds. From a 37-year-old rookie changing careers to pursue a childhood dream – to the OPP’s first aboriginal, female Sergeant policing on and off the reserves of Manitoulin Island – to a motorcycle cop patrolling Canada’s busiest highway confronted by everything from drunk drivers to armed bank robbers to domestic assaults.
Format: 3 x 1 hour
Produced by Telefactory for TVO
Executive Producer Leanna Crouch
Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer John Westhauser
Sound Recordist Doug Kaye
Editor Greg West