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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, …

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Meet… Acting Detective Sergeant Christian Parker

“I am driven by achieving justice for victims and wanting to help them.” Role: Acting Detective Sergeant Wycombe CID Age at joining: 24 Length of Service: 14 years’ service Did you have a job before the police? Previously I was a personal trainer and gym instructor in South Wales. I loved working with people, helping them …

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Meet… Detective Constable Emma Pointon

“Nothing good comes from the comfort zone, if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.” Role: Detective Constable, Reading Priority Crime Team (PCT) Age at joining: 22 Length of Service: 2 years You’ve just passed your probation Emma, how are you finding life in investigation? Definitely better than expectations, although with no previous contacts …

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90 Seconds with DC Jacqui Redgard

Role: Detective Constable within TVP’s Major Crime Review Team Age at joining: 25 Length of service: 28½ years What inspired you to join the police? It sounds clichéd but the TV show The Professionals in the ’80s – the role of detective looked action packed and exciting. Did you have any work experience prior to …