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Rent a Cop

Series 1 - Episode 1



A “bully watch” to walk your child home from school. “Snipers” hiding in the bushes, looking for house burglars. Madness? No. This is Sparta Security, Darlington’s answer to the A-Team.

A private security firm set up by former pro boxer “Fearless” Francis Jones, Sparta isn’t all faceless hi-vis jackets… although some of the employees do wear balaclavas. (It’s just like the services, without the threat of “megaviolence”.) Jones views Sparta as his personal mission, cleaning up the streets of County Durham to a 1970s wah-wah soundtrack.


Observational documentary following a security firm run by former professional boxer and born-again Christian Francis Jones, who is on a mission to clean up the streets of Darlington. A resident hires Francis to tackle a motorbike gang who have been riding dangerously in public areas, so the security boss arranges a meeting the local MP to discuss the problem. He also interviews for a new apprentice, appointing a former young offender to the role.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Harry Hepple
Series Director Eddie Stafford
Series Producer Joe Ward