Month: February 2021

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Celebrating 25 years at TVP

Let us take you back to 1996; a year when Oasis and the Spice Girls ruled the charts, England reached the semi-finals of Euro ’96, John Major was PM and the tragic events in Dunblane broke the hearts of the nation. It was on 19 February of that year that three young women started their policing …

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New joiners Cath and Josh talk Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

Thames Valley Police, in partnership with Bucks New University, introduced our first cohort of PCDA student officers 10 weeks ago, on 23rd November 2020. This new Police Officer entry route attracted people from all walks of life; men and women with previous experience including a community mental health support, the army, retail and leisure, schools …

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Two apprenticeship awards for Thames Valley Police in 2020

In November 2020, Thames Valley Police was recognised with two separate awards for its apprenticeship programme. The force was named as the West Berkshire Training Consortium Rising Star & Employer Awards large employer of the year 2020. Additionally Oxfordshire Learning & Enterprise Partnerships named Thames Valley Police as its Apprentice Employer of the Year 2020, …

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PCSO Brandan Charles makes a difference… could you?

Hello, I am PCSO Brandan Charles and I work in Reading. Let me tell you how my passion for policing started… I never really had much interest in joining the police growing up, it wasn’t until I joined a security job about 4 years ago that the idea started to grow on me. I had …