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Nottinghamshire Police welcomes latest intake of officers

September 6, 2017
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The latest intake of Nottinghamshire Police officers has been welcomed to the Force by Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Steve Cooper.

The 18 new recruits of Cohort B, who started their training on Friday, come from all walks of life including several who have previously served as Nottinghamshire Special Constables. A couple of other officers have formerly served as PCSOs with other Forces.

Other former professions include careers within the NHS, mental health, retail, customer service and human resources. One recruit used to work as a letting agent before joining the Force and another revealed that she used to be a dog walker before serving briefly as a Special Constable.

The cohort, whose attestation ceremony takes place on Monday (11 September 2017), will continue with its training for the next 18 weeks.

They were warmly welcomed to the Force yesterday (Tuesday 5 September 2017) by ACC Cooper also offered his advice and answered their questions after meeting the recruits at Mansfield Police Station.

He said: "You will love working for Nottinghamshire Police. I joined the Force 17 years ago from the Met and I think it’s the best job in the world.

"You’re going to be joining a growing workforce and we want you to be part of improving everything we do for the public.

"Nottinghamshire Police is a brilliant Force to work for. There are lots of opportunities to progress and specialise and the variety within the police service is enormous."

PC Sarah Weller, 22, worked in a human resources role for five years before joining the Force.

She said: "I wanted a more active role working with and helping people. There’s been a lot of information to take in so far but it has all been good."

PC Gemma Jackson, 22, previously served the Force as a Special Constable for one-and-a-half years and also as a Community Protection Officer for six months.

She said: "I like learning new things and being out and active in the community. I loved being a Special and I’d say to anyone thinking about joining the Force to just go for it."

PC Rachel Dowsett, 32, spent 12 years working for the NHS including two years as a manager.

She said: "I worked my way up from being an administrative assistant to taking on a co-ordinator role, managing administrative teams.

"I joined the Force because I wanted a more hands-on role. I felt like I had more to offer and I wanted to play an active part in supporting the community.

"I’ve loved the training so far. It’s a really good group and you get good support.

"I’d say to anyone thinking about joining the Force, even if they’re in doubt, to go for it and apply. They’d have nothing to lose and it might be the best thing they’ve ever done – that’s what I’m finding."

Nottinghamshire Police has launched its latest round of recruitment for Police Constables.

Police officers have one of the toughest, most demanding jobs there is; yet it is also one of the most rewarding.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a police officer, Nottinghamshire Police wants to hear from you.

Applications are open until midnight on Friday 22 September 2017.

The launch followed news that the Force will be recruiting a total of 200 officers in 2017/18 and has ambitions to do even more in 2018/19.

If you want new experiences every day and an exciting and rewarding career with opportunities to develop yourself, becoming a Police Constable could be for you.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to follow the dedicated ‘Nottinghamshire Police Careers’ Facebook and Twitter pages for news and information about the roles.

To find out more about the role please visit: http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/careers/working-for-us-police-officer

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