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PC 3710 Sandeep Mann – Hucknall

What is your role?

I am a response driver. One of my main roles is to respond to live incidents and react quickly to resolve problems.

When did you join Nottinghamshire Police?

I joined Nottinghamshire Police in November 2013.

Have you had to face any challenging and new experiences?

I face challenging and new experiences on a daily basis, especially when dealing with a sudden death or delivering a death message -you’re expected to put your emotions to the side and stay professional.

A lot of the time I am dealing with things that I have no experience of in my personal life; however I use a common sense approach and try to resolve the issues.

What’s been your proudest moment?

My proudest moment so far has to be when I was at my passing out parade knowing that I had made it through such a lengthy process.

I remember how difficult it was trying to complete an application form and then going through each stage of the process to then finally finishing with my cohort.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

Every day is different in terms of what incidents I could be dealing with, from domestics to road traffic collisions.

During your time at Nottinghamshire Police, which different roles/teams/projects have you been involved in?

Currently, other than Response, I have been on a few attachments including the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) attachment at Sutton Police Station.

I spent three weeks with them watching and learning the way they investigate more complex cases.

I have also had attachments with the Public Protection Domestic Violence team at Mansfield and the District Enforcement Team at Hucknall.

These attachments gave me an insight into what other teams do within the police service.

What’s the best part of your role?

The best part of my role is helping people, letting them know you are here for them.

There have been many occasions when I have bumped into members of the public after I have dealt with incidents they have been involved in and they have thanked me for helping them. It’s always heart-warming to hear that they that they will never forget me.

What would you say to anyone looking to follow in your footsteps?

The main thing I would say to anyone thinking of joining the police service is not to give up.

It’s a long process and can be tiring but if it’s what you want to do stay positive and drive forward.