July 07

CODE ONE: It’s always a good time…

One Day at Victoria Police HQ:

“Sergeant! We’re not reaching the kids of Melbourne! They think we’re a bunch of cops!”

“Might I make a suggestion sir?”

“By all means!”

“Popular. Music…”

The Victorian Police Force are not all about fines, Tasers and arresting Paul Yore’s art. Today’s men and women of the Police also understand catchy hooks, band-name irony and the importance of delivering THE BIG SHOW. Of all the Victorian Police Pop bands I have ever seen, CODE ONE are the stayers. Once you see them, they don’t go away. I shot this footage at the Royal Melbourne Show (there were more than a few children) and my perception of the Police changed forever.

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