Scottish Police Federation

It’s What We Do

Police - Awareness Campaign - Cinema & Digital Distribution
A groundbreaking campaign commissioned by the Scottish Police Federation. To challenge public perceptions of the police.

‚ÄčThe #ItsWhatWeDo campaign consists of a series of incredibly powerful videos detailing the difficult decisions police officers are faced with every day, it puts the viewer in the shoes of police officers.

The initial commission was for three videos, each putting you in the shoes of police officers who are facing impossible decisions and asking the viewer, what would you do if you were this officer. Such was the success of the videos, a new concept under the same hashtag was commissioned two years later.

All four videos were extremely well-received, with tremendous support and encouragement flooding in across social media and vocal backing from notable Scottish politicians and media platforms such as the BBC and The Guardian.

“I saw a lot of Sam Taylor’s work and Tinker Taylor’s other work at various conferences and I have always been remarkably impressed by the sheer level of professionalism. I was confident that if I engaged with Tinker Taylor I would have a product on the other side of it that I would be proud of”

Calum Steele - General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation

“Having seen the finished product and what it is producing via social media and the response we are getting from the general public it has absolutely exceeded our wildest expectations”

David Ross - Vice Chairman, Scottish Police Federation.

#IWWD2 – Over 1 million reach on Facebook, 500,000 video views and 1,764 shares in under a week.

#IWWD – Over 1 million views on Facebook.

BBC News Scotland Lead Story 27/03/14.

Mary Fee MSP lodged an Early Day Motion in the Scottish Parliament to recognise the campaign. The motion was backed by over half of all members of Scottish Parliament.

The first ‘It’s What We Do’ series reached a quarter of the Scotland in only its first four weeks.

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