National Newspaper Will Profile Scilly’s Celebrity Police Sergeant

sergeant colin taylor 2014There’s going to be more press publicity for Scilly and our police sergeant next month.

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.



2 Responses to National Newspaper Will Profile Scilly’s Celebrity Police Sergeant

  1. A local July 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I know a sergeant policeman, he’s always on our street
    A somewhat comical man, he really is a treat
    He’s too kind for a policeman, he’s never known to frown
    And everybody says he is the happiest man in town.

    He laughs upon point duty, he laughs upon his beat
    He laughs at everybody while he’s walking down the street
    He never can stop laughing, he says he never tried
    Well, once he did arrest a man, and laughed until he cried

    His jolly face it wrinkled and then he shut his eyes
    He opened his great mouth, it was a wondrous size
    He said I must arrest you, but he didn’t know what for
    And then he started laughing until he cracked his jaw

    So if you chance to meet him, when walking round the town
    Just shake him by his fat old hand and give him half a crown
    His eyes will beam and sparkle, he’ll gurgle wth delight
    And he’ll start in laughing with all his blessed might.

  2. Colin Bean July 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    “Remember Caesar, thou art mortal”.