Hatfield Intervention officer PC Aimee Smith has been an officer with Herts for five years and says it’s the only job she’s ever had where she looks forward to going to work!
“I love that no two days are the same, the job is so unpredictable, and anything can happen,” she smiled. “This is the only job I have had that I look forward to getting up for.
“It’s very cheesy, but it is the best job in the world! Despite all the criticism and abuse we get as part of this job; I am proud of what I do. Going home knowing that you have made a difference to someone’s life is so rewarding. It’s fun, exciting, and unpredictable.”
Aimee, who volunteers as a mentor to people going through the police officer recruitment process, said: “In this job you deal with such a diverse range of people. You need to be open minded and be respectful to the different people and situations you will deal with day to day. I am a gay woman who is married. I was 16 when I came out, things were much different back then and same sex marriages wasn’t really a thing. Just understanding people might be different to you will help you massively in this role.”
She was always interested in joining the police laughing that watching all of the police programmes on TV inspired her to want to help people.
“I like that Herts is a fairly small force and we are all like one big family. I would recommend Hertfordshire to anyone because you aren’t just a number in Herts, it is like a big family. You are treated with respect and people notice when you make a difference.”