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A policing career inspired by mum

August 13th is a special date in the Dugmore household. It was the day Acting Detective Sergeant Kim Dugmore joined Thames Valley Police (TVP) back in 1990 and it was also the day her daughter Mollie joining the force 28 years later as a Police Constable. As Kim prepares to retire from the force later …

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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 Superintendent Gavin Wong

Role: Police Officer – Superintendent / LPA Commander Slough Age at joining: 27 Length of service: 26 years and I love it as much now as I did on my first day What inspired you to join the police? A degree in Business initially led me into a career in Sales & Marketing with Rank …

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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 …

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90 Seconds with PC Yasser Zubair

Role: Police Constable Age at joining: 21 Length of service: 19 years, 15 ½ with Greater Manchester Police and the last 3 ½ with TVP What inspired you to join the police? A family tragedy gave me exposure to the police at an early age; seeing first-hand how they interacted with my relatives, witnessing the …

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PC Lucy McDonnell – a career motivated by my upbringing

Every police officer has their own personal reasons for wanting to take on the role. For some, it’s giving back to the community; for others it might be the challenge of the unknown. But for PC Lucy McDonnell, it was her experience growing up that was the biggest motivation and indeed what has shaped her …