14 new trainee detectives join Hertfordshire Constabulary
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We have welcomed 14 new trainee police detectives who have joined us through the Police Now National Detective Programme.
At a ceremony at police headquarters on Friday 7 July, their hard work was celebrated by Chief Constable Charlie Hall who gave a congratulatory speech, wishing them luck in their new policing careers.
The Police Now detective scheme aims to make a real tangible difference to our communities.
Detectives are responsible for investigating and solving more complex and serious crimes, by collecting evidence, establishing the truth of what happened and bringing justice to victims impacted by crime making an immediate and positive impact on some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Hertfordshire’s new recruits are now stationed across the county, while they continue their work to complete Police Now’s two-year programme of in-force training, with an immersion period in police uniform on a response team to develop their core policing skills.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “Our new recruits have already completed extensive training through the Police Now academy where they took part in a mixture of classroom-based and practical activities and assessments before passing their National Investigators’ Exam. I am delighted to welcome them to the force and I was impressed by their enthusiasm and passion to help others. I have no doubt that they will provide the best service to support our communities.”
David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire said: “Congratulations to these new detectives for passing their initial training. I am confident that their passion will provide victims of crime with the most critical support."
Through our ‘Positive Action’ scheme, Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to building relationships with under-represented groups and encouraging them to join our policing family. For more information and support visit herts police officer diversity page
Police Now are also currently accepting applications for the next cohort of the National Detective Programme (starting in 2024), including recruiting for Hertfordshire. If you are interested or would like to find our more information, please visit Police Now detective programme (opens in a new window)