A former prison officer, lab technician and delivery driver are amongst the 11 new officers hitting patrol in Bedfordshire.
Last Friday (21 April) 11 officers celebrated passing initial training, after spending the past 22 weeks in classroom training learning the basics of policing.
The ceremony involved receiving certificates from the Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst and Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye whilst celebrating with their teammates, teachers, and family and friends.
The new officers will combine the skillsets and experience from their previous roles with the knowledge gained from initial training when they start taking on live jobs in Bedfordshire next week. They will be supported throughout the next few months in the student hub where they will work alongside a tutor who will guide them through the jobs they attend.
Could a career in policing be right for you? Find out at Bedfordshire Police’s recruitment open day.
If you’ve ever thought of joining the police, wondered what the different career paths you could follow or looking to plan what subjects to take at school, this event is perfect.
The event will take place on Saturday 29 April, between 10am and 4pm at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters in Kempston.
Whether you are looking for staff or a more traditional role like PCSO, police officer or detective, there will be a variety of stalls with members across many departments to speak with you about their role.
Inspector Vicky Stoughton, from the People and Workforce Development Team, said: “Not many people know how many different career paths you can pursue and teams you can work with when in the police. This event will show you what you can do and achieve in a career with Bedfordshire Police.
“It’s not just about working in response on patrol, once qualified you can join the public protection team, road policing unit, the community team and many more.
“If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about joining the policing world, no matter what career path you’ve thought of taking, come along to the event and find out more.”
There is no need to book, turn up on the day and learn more about the roles at Bedfordshire police. Ready to apply? Visit our Careers section