Category: Women in Policing

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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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‘My career in contact management’

Name: Jennifer Lamboll Job: Contact Management Supervisor Service length: 30 years with TVP – 18 years in Contact Management You’ve had a long career with TVP and the Contact Management department – what makes you stay? Confidence – knowing that I’m good at my job. At a TVP Women’s conference, I was once told ‘if …

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Dominika – How having a second language can be a benefit in becoming a call handler.

Length of service: 1½ years Why did you want to join Contact Management? I wanted a job that was varied but also made a difference to people’s lives. I previously worked in retail so I thought I had the transferable skills like being able to communicate with people and was drawn to TVP because I …

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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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Nindy made a difference… Could you?

Police Sergeant Narinder Pal Kaur Sidhu (Nindy) has worked for Thames Valley Police (TVP) for over 30 years, as she looks forward to her retirement later this month we spoke to Nindy about her fascinating career and how being a Sikh female and a Police Officer brought invaluable difference to our force. Nindy, you have …

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Hear from Kim & Lorna, two of our recent Contact Management apprentices about their experience

Meet Kim & Lorna, two of our 999/101 call handlers who have undertaken our Contact Management Emergency Services Call Handling Apprenticeship – Kim is at the early stages of her apprenticeship whilst Lorna has just completed hers. What were you doing prior to becoming a 999/101 call hander? Kim: I joined the Army at 19 …

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Meet Leah Julier, Witness Care Unit Team Leader

What does the Witness Care Unit do? The Witness Care Unit is a practical and sometimes emotional support team within Criminal Justice, as police staff members we help to look after victims and witnesses when they are going through the court process. Up until the first hearing, the officer in charge of the case will …

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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 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, …