Someone in the writers room had a light- bulb moment when they dreamt up a show mixing elements of Bondi Rescue with The Force: The Front Line. Although Beach Cops doesn’t boast the jovial humour of Bondi Rescue, it does feature some very likable police who are faced with some very tough jobs. Filmed in Sydney’s northern beaches, intoxicated people, drug users, thieves and seriously bad drivers all feature. In this third season, some old favourite cops return, while fresh new faces enter the fold. Tonight, CCTV helps the cops catch a meat bandit. A drunk driver has trouble blowing into the bag and two drunk men fight with police. It’s arresting stuff.