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Meet… Detective Sergeant Mike Earle

Role: Detective Sergeant (DS) Michael Earle, Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit (DAIU) Age at joining: 23 (PC) Length in service: 14 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 5 years I’ve been in a …

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Thames Valley Police praised for treating the public with fairness and respect

Thames Valley Police treats the public with fairness and respect, and is good at managing offenders and suspects, a report issued today (28/4) by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has found. HMICFRS has graded the force across nine areas with a grade of ‘Good’ being awarded for engaging with …

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Thames Valley Police officers and staff recognised for their Covid-19 response

Officers and staff from Thames Valley Police have been honoured at the National Op Talla Awards, which commends the outstanding contributions to the national pandemic response for policing. On Thursday (30/6), during a ceremony in London, seven awards were given to teams and individuals from Thames Valley Police for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Thames Valley Police achieves Disability Confident Level Three ‘Leader’ accreditation

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is proud to have been accredited as Disability Confident Level Three ‘Leader’ status, following validation from an independent assessor of the Government’s Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). The assessor commented “The immense amount of work that has gone into this application is brilliant, the evidence submissions have been fantastic and …

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Thames Valley Police announces 2022 Community Policing Awards winners

Thames Valley Police is proud to announce the 2022 Community Policing Awards winners following the award ceremony at Easthampstead Park in Bracknell on 22 June. These awards recognise the outstanding efforts of neighbourhood policing teams, including police community support officers, volunteers and cadets for the positive impact they have on the communities they serve. Earlier …

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Thames Valley Police joins over 800 organisations by signing the Race at Work Charter

Thames Valley Police has joined over 800 employers in signing up to the Race at Work charter. The Business in the Community (BITC) initiative encourages businesses to commit to improving equal opportunities for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees in the UK. Sign up to the charter reflects the ongoing work of Thames …

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Thames Valley Police in Top 100 Employers for Apprenticeships 2022

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is celebrating after being recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer in the Government’s annual listing for the first time, ranking number 61. The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers helps future apprentices, parents, and careers advisers to identify good apprenticeship opportunities at the country’s leading employers. First launched in 2020, the annual …

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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 …