National Newspaper Will Profile Scilly’s Celebrity Police Sergeant
Sgt Colin Taylor is going to be the focus of an article in an upcoming edition of the Sunday Times magazine.
He’s spent the last four days showing a reporter and photographer from the paper around all the inhabited islands as they’ve shadowed him on his policing rounds.
Writer Tanya Gould contacted Colin because she wants to produce a profile on his success with Facebook.
Colin says he’s doing something different to mainland police with his humorous accounts of Scilly policing.
He now has a massive 42,000 fans following him. And he’s quickly become the “Celebrity Sergeant.”
Last Friday afternoon, a man whom Colin arrested for being drunk and naked in Hugh Street claimed he was a huge fan.
After receiving his fixed penalty ticket for the public order offence, the man told Colin “whatever happens here, keep it up mate.”
Colin also has 5,800 followers on Twitter and he’s also blogging about policing on the islands on his own website.
Requests for interviews from media all over the world are now regularly coming in to the Police station.
Yesterday Colin turned down an offer to appear in an article in The Sun. He was too busy with the Sunday Times, but he told the tabloid that he’d only do it if he could “go topless.”
Colin’s profile piece will appear on the 2nd or 9th of August.