Author: Mark Mackintosh

cadet

Creating opportunities as a Cadet Leader

PC Skye Feasey has been making a difference in her local community through her role as a cadet leader. Since joining TVP three years ago she has been instrumental in shaping the experiences of young police cadets. From teaching them about police procedures to fostering their confidence. In this Q&A, we delve into her journey, …

Community Speedwatch

Volunteers making our roads safer

Organised by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in partnership with Community Speedwatch UK, speedwatch groups in the Thames Valley are provided with a starter kit on a loan basis, including a speed detection device, to help volunteers assist in the battle against speeding motorists. Community teams will undergo a number of training …

Chaplain TVP volunteers

A word for volunteers

As someone who has done heaps of volunteering over the years; in social services, in church, my daughters’ schools, police, children’s charity, carer for my parents, sports – we all do it and probably don’t realise the hours we put in, but our society wouldn’t function without VOLUNTEERS!I now manage our team of volunteer chaplains …

A life of crime prevention

A Life of Crime Prevention – from the beat to volunteering

We recently met with Dave – a veteran of the police, who is now giving back to policing in his role volunteering at the TVP museum at Sulhamstead. Dave’s policing career actually started with The Met, and he shared some information on why he first applied to be a police officer. I was a passionate …

Special Sergeant Roads Policing

The Special Road into Roads Policing

It’s been 13 years since Owen Swain attested as a Special Constable with Thames Valley Police. He now finds himself in the volunteer role of Special Sergeant as part of the TVP’s Roads Policing team, a Joint Operations Unit (JOU) with Hampshire Constabulary. But how did Owen come to be in this role? Like many, …

Transferee re-joiner

Returning to the Control Room

Following a brief stint with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Police, Jonathan returned to Thames Valley Police (TVP), looking to help contribute to protecting our communities through teamwork and camaraderie, bring a different perspective on policing back with him. Current Role: Police Officer within the Police Control room, Contact Management Age at joining policing: 25 …

Police National Dyslexia Association

Police National Dyslexia Association launched

The Police National Dyslexia Association (affectionately known as PaNDA) is a small group of Police Officers and staff who want to help Dyslexic colleagues to function at their best potential, develop their Dyslexia thinking skills, and effectively support those who protect our communities. The association has been growing since 2021 with a core group from …

Special Constable

Balancing a busy life with volunteering

  Balancing being a parent, working full-time for Thames Valley Police, and volunteering as a Special Constable might seem like a huge challenge, but it’s one that Ani, with the help of the TVP’s Employer Supported Policing policy, meets head on.   What do you do in your day job? I’m a Resilience Support Officer …

Meet Rachel – Service Improvement Analyst

How long have you been in your analyst role at Thames Valley Police, and can you explain what your typical day would look like? I’ve been in the analyst role for just over a year now. Every day is varied and every project I work on is different – some days working on smaller solo …