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Nottinghamshire Police welcome Cohort A to the force

November 13, 2017
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Nottinghamshire Police’s latest intake of police officers, Cohort A, passed out in-front of their families and friends on Friday 10 November, where 18 new police constables were inspected by Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Prior.

The cohort were officially welcomed into the policing family during a short ceremony at the force’s Sherwood Lodge headquarters.

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.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Stuart Prior, said: "I’d like to congratulate this group of officers on their passing out.

"I know the 18 officers have come from different backgrounds, including previously being Special Constables and PCSOs. Those experiences, as well as their learning from their training, will prove invaluable.

“The cohort are at the very start of their policing career and it’s a fantastic job to have. The role is so varied and you manage to achieve so much during your time as an officer and, of course, help the communities and the people you serve.

“I wish Cohort A the very best in their careers.”

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I’m delighted to welcome another cohort to the force. We will continue to see a substantial increase in police numbers over the coming months and I know that people in Nottinghamshire will welcome this approach.”

Amongst the excited new cohort was PC India Wolstencroft, who began her policing career as a Special Constable before deciding to apply to be a police constable.

She said: “It’s been quite the year. It’s a bit cliché to say, but it’s a job like no other. Becoming a police officer is my dream job and something I’ve always wanted to be since I was a kid. I’ve always wanted to be able to help people.

“I think being a Special beforehand helped as it gave me a really good insight into the world of policing, but becoming a PC brings a lot more responsibility and that’s something I am really looking forward to.

“I’ve really enjoyed the training and I’ve been really enthusiastic about everything we’ve done, whether that be in the classroom or the roleplay days. We’ve done so many things.

“Today was a great day, everything has been leading to this day and it’s such a great feeling that it’s finally here.

“I’d say if anyone is thinking of a career in police, just do it. 100% do it. The application is tough, but you have so much support here within Nottinghamshire Police. I worked hard on my application and the seminars were really useful too.”

PC and PCSO recruitment is currently closed until 2018, but police cadet recruitment opened earlier this month.

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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