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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 …

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Introducing our Staff Support Networks – SAME (Support Association for Minority Ethnic Staff)

Thames Valley Police has a number of very active staff support networks; including faith-based groups, the Thames Valley Women’s Network and a recently launched Men’s Forum. These important peer-support groups act as a critical friend to the organisation; championing improvements to policies and practice that improve the working lives of those within the force and …

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Cherwell and West Oxfordshire celebrates its all-female command team for International Women’s Day

As of 1 March, the Cherwell and West command team is being led completely by women, so it only feels right to get to know the team on International Women’s Day. Since 1941, when the first woman police officer joined Thames Valley Police, women in our force have been making a difference within policing and …

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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 student Police Officers entry routes introduced by TVP

Two new ways of becoming a Police Officer have seen people aged 19-44 from all walks of life join the force via a partnership between Thames Valley Police (TVP) and Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). More than 35 new police officers have joined TVP in December 2020 via its two new student officer entry programmes; the …

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Meet… Detective Sergeant Sukhveer (Sunny) Sokhi

“There is massive versatility in a detective career – it really is a career like no other.” Role: Detective Sergeant, Windsor DAIU (Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit) Age at joining: 23 Length of Service: 12 years What drew you to policing? In the past I was never much of a planner, after A levels my mates …

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Meet… Detective Constable Adele Taylor

“In my previous career in forensic science my work contributed to investigations, now I have the opportunity to lead my own.” Role: Detective Constable, Reading Priority Crime Team (PCT) Age at joining: 28 Length of Service: 20 months – I joined what was called the Special Entry Detective Constable (SEDC) programme back in October 2018, …