Month: September 2021

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Meet… Detective Sergeant Lara Pinder

Role: Detective Sergeant, Criminal Investigation Department Age at joining: 25 Length of Service: 18 years What attracted you to policing? When I was in my teens at school, a local neighbourhood officer came to do a career talk at my school, listening to that career talk made me think that if my original career choice …

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Meet… Detective Constable Yvonne Newman

Role: Detective Constable, Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit Age at joining: 29 Length of Service: 12 years Why policing? I grew up in Zimbabwe were I had an idyllic childhood. Age 10 I did something silly and took a lipstick without paying for it, the Store Manager called the police and my parents. As a scare tactic they …

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Meet… Detective Constable Mike Earle

Role: Detective Constable (DC) Michael Earle, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Age at joining: 23 (PC) Length in service: 12 years; I initially spent 3.5 years as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), I then became a Police Officer and worked in an investigative role, and over the last 3 years I’ve been in a Detective …