Category: Women in Policing

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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… 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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Meet… Detention Officer Beth Harrison

Role: Detention Officer Delivery Manager Age: 30 Length of Service: 7 years in total – I worked as a Detention Officer (DO) for 2 years then progressed to supervisor and Lead DO before becoming Detention Officer Delivery Manager. Previous Career: I worked in IRB (International Research Bureau) but I wasn’t passionate about it so I …

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Meet PCSO Fiona Holt

Role: Police Community Support Officer Age: 53 Length of service: 7 years – and I’ve never looked back! What was your previous career? After leaving school I worked in retail for a long time before training to work in childcare. After some hard life changes I felt like I needed to re-evaluate my life and …

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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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Komal – My first year as a Contact Management Centre Officer

Having spent four years working in retail whilst also studying at University, Komal was looking for an opportunity to take on a new challenge outside of her comfort zone. 12 months on from starting out in TVP’s Control Room, Komal shares her valuable insight and talks us through the moment she answered her first 999 …

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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 …

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Aylesbury PCSOs prove it’s never too late to consider policing

Sue, Rose and Denise (L-R) are now in their 13th year as Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Aylesbury, having all joined the team in 2007. Sue was 52 upon taking up the role and had worked for TVP in a number of administrative and staff investigator roles since 1999. On her role as a PCSO, …

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TVP welcomes new PCSO apprentices

On July 22 2019 we were delighted to welcome our first cohort of PCSO apprentices. 19 officers, aged between 18 and 29 have joined us from a range of backgrounds and previous careers including college, the MOD, retail, hairdressing, care work, construction and even a Groom for an Olympic Dressage competitor. This diverse group of new …