Author: Daniella Smith

behavioural science

Innovative policing: TVP develops in-house Behavioural Science Unit

In October 2022, Thames Valley Police proudly set a precedent as the first police force in the UK to launch its own Behavioural Science Unit (BSciU), marking a significant step toward enhancing our understanding of human behaviour and making a positive impact within policing. Led by experts Clare Bricknell and Niki Ward, the BSciU focuses …

apprentice

Apprentice to Manager: A Journey of Growth and Leadership

Meri’s journey with Thames Valley Police (TVP) spans nearly four years, marked by diverse experiences and a commitment to personal and professional development. Joining as a 999/101 Call Handler apprentice during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meri’s path took an unexpected yet rewarding turn as she took advantage of development opportunities to aid her …

Call handler

Meet Call Handler Vanessa Cooper – Answering the Call to Make a Difference

Vanessa’s journey into Thames Valley Police began at the start of 2024, marking a significant shift after being self-employed for six years. Drawn to the role of a 999/101 Call Handler, Vanessa’s aspiration was clear – to make a meaningful impact in a team environment where she could help protect local communities. How long have …

apprenticeship

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with TVP

Thames Valley Police (TVP) proudly employs over 400 apprentices across various roles, including frontline positions such as Police Constables, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), and our crucial 999/101 Emergency Service Call Handlers. In 2023, Thames Valley Police was recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the second consecutive time, ranking number 62 on the …

women's football

Thames Valley Police introduces trailblazing Women’s Football Team

We are thrilled to announce a historic milestone for Thames Valley Police as we launched our very own women’s football team at the end of 2023. The team showcased their determination and talent by winning their first competitive match against the London Ambulance Service in October, securing an impressive 8-2 victory in the Emergency Services …

PCSO

Helping to protect the local community with PCSO Danyal Ghazi

From the initial attraction of the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) role’s unique blend of physical activity and helping the vulnerable, to his proudest accomplishments that bring smiles to the community, we spoke to PCSO Danyal Ghazi about his career so far… What attracted you to policing and the PCSO role? I never wanted an …

Thames Valley Police Discovery Day: A Glimpse into Policing Excellence

In an eye-opening two-day event Thames Valley Police (TVP), in partnership with BAMEhubUK and Activate Learning’s City of Oxford College, welcomed a group of enthusiastic students to our October 2023 Discovery Day. This event offered a captivating exploration of the diverse roles within law enforcement, providing invaluable insights into what it takes to thrive in …

‘Be Bold, Be Seen, Be Heard’: National Women of Colour in Policing

The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC’s) 2025 vision is for policing to be a profession with a more representative workforce that reflects the people it serves.    With more women joining policing than ever before, the National Women of Colour in Policing UK (NWoCiP UK) group was launched in late 2022 and aims to inspire …

PCSO

PCSO David Bullock makes a difference in his community everyday… could you?

David joined TVP 15 years ago as a PCSO at 30 years old following an earlier career in acting and scriptwriting. We recently caught up with David about what attracted him to the role, what transferable skills he uses, and some of the fantastic community projects he’s worked on, including writing and publishing PC Ben, …