Comedian and ex-police officer, Alfie Moore visited the CEL office to share some humorous stories with our team about his time in the force.
Born and raised in Sheffield, Alfie spent over twenty years on the front line with both Lincolnshire and Humberside Police forces, in roles including front-line response, Neighbourhood Sergeant and Detective Sergeant in the Public Protection Team.
Alfie decided to turn his hand to stand-up comedy, first appearing on ITV and has since appeared as a guest on Channel 5, Sky News, and BBC’s Comic Relief.
Alfie draws inspiration from his policing career as part of his comedy. His BBC Radio 4 series, ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ features him sharing anecdotes about his time on the front line. He presents real cases that he has dealt with and asks his audience to decide how they would handle it.
Alfie spoke to the CEL team about his time in the police force and similar to his radio show, he engaged with our staff by presenting us with real life scenarios and having us make decisions as if we were in an officer’s shoes.
Alfie was keen to understand our team’s perceptions of the police, thus engaging in an insightful Q&A session where he discussed lack of representation in the force, systematic discrimination, and ‘good cops’ versus ‘bad cops’.
Alfie’s talk was humorous and engaging whilst also challenging our perceptions of the police. Read some of our staff takeaways:
“I liked how Alfie was so engaged with the audience and how he was asking for our opinions on the police. Some really interesting points he brought up while keeping it light-hearted and humorous.”
“Alfie was funny and ad-libbed to the audience really well.”
“My main takeaway was that you can change things in your life at any stage. Keep your mind open to other creative talents!”