Almost 20 More Officers Join Notts Police
18 more police officers passed out in front of their friends and family and were officially welcomed into the policing family during a short ceremony at Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters on Friday 13 July 2018.
Cohort 45, the latest intake of officers, were inspected by Chief Constable Craig Guildford.
Over the coming weeks, the new officers will be deployed across the county, where they will undertake a range of duties in their new roles alongside their tutor officers.
Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: "Once again this year, it was fantastic to welcome all our new recruits to our policing family in an occasion they will remember for their rest of their lives.
"We have worked very hard on recent recruitment drives and I believe we are an employer of choice.
"It’s a very exciting time for Nottinghamshire Police as we edge closer to our 2,000 officer target. I'd like to congratulate all 18 new officers and wish them luck in their future careers."
Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "I’m delighted to welcome another cohort to the police. It shows that our recruitment plans are turning into a visible reality.
"The passing out parade is an important moment in these officers’ careers and I wish them all every success. The new officers have learnt a lot over the past 18 weeks during their training and they will continue to learn when they are deployed to their areas."
The 18 officers have a mix of backgrounds including working as a teacher, gas engineer and an animal grooming manager.
Former Nottinghamshire Police Special Constable and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Kirsty Mason has spent six years working for Nottinghamshire Police.
Her brother Matt joined the force as a police officer last year and she is now excited to follow in his footsteps.
The 28-year-old said: “It’s great having Matt at the same force and I have to admit there is a bit of a competitive edge there. We’ve gone down the same career path and I’m sure both of our parents are very proud of us. We work really well together and there is a good friendly rivalry.
“I’ve always had an interest in policing. At school I wasn’t sure what to do, so I took up a police volunteer role, just to see if it was for me and something I enjoyed. My career then progressed from there.
“It’s very exciting to complete our training. It’s been a long and hard 18 weeks and really enjoyable. I can’t wait to start, get back out on the streets and help the public every day. I believe I’ve got the skills and experience having worked for the police for a number of years now.”
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