Eight new recruits welcomed to busy team serving Hertfordshire communities
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Hertfordshire’s population of over 1.2 million people is one of the fastest growing in the country which is bringing significant increases in demand for policing services.
Hertfordshire Constabulary has just welcomed eight new team members to its Force Communications Room (FCR) based at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, where around 330 people support local communities responding to calls for help around the clock.
Chief Constable, Charlie Hall, Superintendent Elaina Usher and FCR Chief Inspector Steve Alison were in attendance to offer congratulations to the new communications handler recruits on passing the extensive training programme at their graduation ceremony on Friday 3 February, which was attended by friends and family.
Chief Inspector Steve Alison said: “We police an area of 634 square miles and on an average day, receive more than 500 999 calls and over 1,000 101 non-emergency calls, many of which are incidents that need to be responded to quickly.
“You are the first point of contact for those that need our help within our communities in Hertfordshire and you have a big opportunity to have a positive impact and make a real difference, potentially saving lives.
“This is the end of one chapter of your lives, but the beginning of a much larger chapter – your future careers at Hertfordshire Constabulary, which I am confident will be exciting and fulfilling within our policing family.”
We are currently recruiting for more communications operators for our busy FCR team, call handlers work flexibly, including weekends, and evenings/nights, to answer emergency and non-emergency calls and direct resources across the county. The starting salary is £29,331 inclusive of shift allowance, if you work full-time.
Our new recruits are pictured with Ch Insp Steve Alison, back left, and Superintendent Elaina Usher second back from left.
We’re hosting a careers fair next Saturday 18 February at our training centre at Gosling Sports Park, in Welwyn Garden City, between 2pm and 8pm.
We’re recruiting Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and all kinds of police staff jobs, everything from communications operators (call handlers) to administrative assistants and detention officers.
For some of these jobs, be prepared for shift work and no two days ever being the same. For all of them, expect job satisfaction and a great rewards package as you join our police family.
It takes all kinds of non-uniform professionals to keep our constabulary running smoothly, from finance to IT experts, crime analysts and maybe you?