Meet new St Albans PC Adam Dale who has become a police officer aged 44. Adam took a few moments to talk about his journey into policing:
Q. Why did you want to become a police officer?
A. I wanted a new career and not just another job. I wanted to help people, I wanted to feel the inclusion of being in a team, job security, a pension and to make a difference with something that had meaning. It was whilst working as a facilities supervisor for Thames Valley Police and being behind the scenes in police stations, that all the things I was looking for started to become apparent and it was right there, in the form of a police officer!
Q. Why did you choose Hertfordshire Constabulary?
A. I chose Herts over other forces, because of location but also because I knew that Herts has a family feel. You’re an important member of the team.
Q. What did you enjoy in training?
A. I’ve enjoyed the challenge, and finding my preferred style of learning, I learnt a lot about myself regarding this, and the support offered. Camaraderie has been good, with friendships formed.