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TVP Muslim Police Officers celebrating Ramadan

Like many of our community members, many TVP colleagues are celebrating Ramadan this month. We recently spoke with PC Misbah Ali and PC Shaharyar (Shah) Khan to learn more about how they are managing Ramadan alongside their policing careers. What does the month of Ramadan mean to you? Misbah: The Holy month of Ramadan means …

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Meet PC Jacob Taylor-Abreu

PC Jacob Taylor-Abreu joined policing in 2019 after 4 years of military service. He currently works as a response officer dealing with 999 and 101 shouts. Why did you want to join the police?  After leaving the Army, I still wanted to serve in some capacity and instantly was drawn to the Police. I spent …

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Mothers in Policing

This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked two of our colleagues, Kelly Glister, Detective Chief Inspector – Crime Manager for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Local Policing Area (LPA), and Joanne Hutchings, Deputy Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Local Policing Area (LPA), what’s it like to be a Mum with a career in …

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Meet Student Officer Ellen Bowser

PC Ellen Bowser is one of our new student officers on our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). We caught up with Ellen to learn more about her journey and how she is finding her training so far. Ellen, what attracted you to policing? I wanted to work in the public services and help people. Any …

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Meet PC Misbah Ali of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 24 Length of Service: 4 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?  I joined the police because I wanted a varied career, it was an ambition I had while being in education and certainly did not think I would ever join. While at University I decided to apply and …

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Meet PC Lucy Williams of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 21 Length of Service 14 (and a half!) years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?  I was drawn to the fast paced and exciting nature of the uniformed role. I wanted a meaningful career that enabled me to help people, meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and the …

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Meet PC Yasser Zubair of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 21 Length of Service: I have 20 years of service across two forces: Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) Why did you want to become a Police Officer?     From an early age, 10 or 11, it was always policing for me.  My family was the victim of crime …

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Meet PC Sylvia Masih-Gill of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: I was 33 when I finally became an officer Length of Service: 13 years as PC (Police Constable), but I have worked in policing since 1996. I initially joined as a Special Constable, alongside that in 1999 I worked in a Police Staff role before achieving my goal to become a PC …

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Meet PC Shaharyar Khan of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 28 Length of Service: 3 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?    I wanted to do a job, which helped me make a difference and protect vulnerable people. I am one of those people that does not like a person being wronged and I always want to help …