Twenty new officers ready to keep people of Hertfordshire safe
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Hertfordshire Constabulary formally welcomed 20 new recruits at a passing out parade last Friday (2 February).
The cohort consisted of five ex-students, two former customer care assistants, a bus driver, a PCSO, a deputy manager, waitress, barman, technology recruitment consultant, a photographer, nursery practitioner, a driving range manager, leisure centre attendant, two retail workers and a stay-at-home mum.
Family and friends of the officers came along to help celebrate their achievement at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City where the new recruits were presented with certificates by Chief Constable Charlie Hall, marking the end of their initial training with other senior officers and trainers in attendance.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “I am delighted to formally welcome you all to the constabulary. You’ve been through intensive training which I know has put you in good stead to go out into our communities and keep people safe. You’ll have also made friendships along the way which will last a lifetime and will continue to be there for one another as you are deployed into each of your areas. By joining the police, you’ve joined a family where you will be supported every step of the way throughout your career. I wish you all the very best and look forward to you delivering excellent policing to the people of Hertfordshire.”
David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, said: “I would like to welcome these new officers to Hertfordshire Constabulary as they embark on an exciting and rewarding career. The public have repeatedly told me they want to see more officers on our streets. Along with the government’s uplift programme I have increased local investment in the Constabulary so it has reached a record number of officers. These new officers can look forward to making a real difference to the lives and safety of those who live and work in Hertfordshire.”
Hertfordshire Constabulary is a force that’s putting prevention first to reduce crime and harm, making a positive difference to people from all walks of life.