Month: August 2019

TVP welcomes new PCSO apprentices

TVP welcomes new PCSO apprentices

On July 22 2019 we were delighted to welcome our first cohort of PCSO apprentices. 19 officers, aged between 18 and 29 have joined us from a range of backgrounds and previous careers including college, the MOD, retail, hairdressing, care work, construction and even a Groom for an Olympic Dressage competitor. This diverse group of new …

Women in Policing

Women in Policing

Currently, women make up 45% of the workforce at TVP, compared to just 23% in 1989. Females represent 34% of our serving police officers and 48% of our PCSOs. Since the first female officer joined the force in 1941, numbers have grown steadily and encouragingly, we are seeing more female officers progressing into senior and …

Special Constable

90 seconds with Special Sergeant Tim Clarke

Rank: Special Sergeant Age at joining: 49 Length of service: 8 years Day job: Transport Business Owner What prompted you to become a Special? I was doing a bit of research into the family tree and I found my Great Grandfather had been a Special in WWI when he was 57. So I thought, well …

Contact Management

What will your first call be?

A career as a Contact Management Centre Officer provides variety and challenge that really cannot be matched. It’s a role that requires enthusiastic, resilient individuals able to use their own initiative to solve problems whilst displaying empathy and tact. It can be challenging and unpredictable at times, but with first class training and development opportunities, …

Special Constable

Training to be a Special Constable – my journey so far

Gwen Moore joined Thames Valley Police in 2018 as a Special Constable in Loddon Valley. This is the story of her first-four weekends of training. Keep your eyes peeled for a follow-up article from Gwen that takes a look at how she’s getting on as a fully attested Special Constable. Name: Gwen Moore Job title …