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Nottinghamshire Police welcome 18 new officers to the force

January 5, 2018
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18 new police constables were welcomed to Nottinghamshire Police on Friday 5 January 2018 at their passing out parade.

Despite the downpour, the new officers from Cohort B paraded in front of friends and family at Force Headquarters and 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.

Mr Guildford said: “I’d like to welcome all 18 officers from Cohort for passing out and completing their training. The feedback from their trainers has been first class, so I’d like to thank them for all their efforts.

“Passing out is an important occasion for these officers and it will be something that they will remember throughout their careers.

“They have learnt a lot over the past 18 weeks during their training, but they will continue to learn and develop their skills.

“Congratulations to all my new colleagues.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome a new group of police officers, our first cohort this year.

“Throughout 2018 we will continue to see a substantial increase in police numbers and I know that the people in Nottinghamshire will welcome this approach. I’d like to wish Cohort B all the very best in their careers.”

PC Sarah Weller was working in a HR department for a retail company but decided she wanted a more varied career rather than a desk job.

She said: “After school I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do, so I ended up falling into HR and did that for six years. I realised I wanted to do something different.

“My brother actually works for Derbyshire Police, so he used to come home and tell me some interesting stories about the jobs he was dealing with.

“It’s a bit surreal passing-out, but I’m delighted to have reached this point and I can’t wait to get started now.

“Training has been really good - meeting the whole team and the practical side of things with Officer Safety Training stand out.

“For those who are going to apply in 2018, I’d say be confident, be excited and don’t get too overwhelmed during training as there is a lot of information to take in. Stick with it and good luck.”

Police officer recruitment will open in June 2018 for new applicants.

For more information about a career with Nottinghamshire Police, visit the force’s Careers Facebook and Twitter pages and also our website: http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/careers/working-for-us-police-officer 

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