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behavioural science

Innovative policing: TVP develops in-house Behavioural Science Unit

In October 2022, Thames Valley Police proudly set a precedent as the first police force in the UK to launch its own Behavioural Science Unit (BSciU), marking a significant step toward enhancing our understanding of human behaviour and making a positive impact within policing. Led by experts Clare Bricknell and Niki Ward, the BSciU focuses …

apprenticeship

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with TVP

Thames Valley Police (TVP) proudly employs over 400 apprentices across various roles, including frontline positions such as Police Constables, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), and our crucial 999/101 Emergency Service Call Handlers. In 2023, Thames Valley Police was recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the second consecutive time, ranking number 62 on the …

women's football

Thames Valley Police introduces trailblazing Women’s Football Team

We are thrilled to announce a historic milestone for Thames Valley Police as we launched our very own women’s football team at the end of 2023. The team showcased their determination and talent by winning their first competitive match against the London Ambulance Service in October, securing an impressive 8-2 victory in the Emergency Services …

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Superintendent Cranidge awarded as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order

In the King’s New Year Honours list one of our senior officers has been awarded as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO). Superintendent Andy Cranidge has been awarded as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order for his work for the Coronation of HM The King in 2023. Superintendent Cranidge was the tactical …

Kings Police Medal and MBE for Thames Valley Police colleagues

In the King’s New Year Honours list one of our Chief Officers has been awarded a King’s Police Medal and a member of staff has been awarded an MBE. Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Benjamin Snuggs has been awarded the King’s Police Medal (KPM) for Distinguished Service to policing in a career that has spanned more …

From the Military to the Police: A Family Tradition

Thames Valley Police takes pride in offering seamless transitions for veterans into policing, acknowledging the valuable skills gained in the military. Inspector Andrew Fiddler, a testament to this tradition, shares his journey alongside his son Callum, who is carving his own path from the military into the police force. Andy was in the privileged position …

Thames Valley Police Discovery Day: A Glimpse into Policing Excellence

In an eye-opening two-day event Thames Valley Police (TVP), in partnership with BAMEhubUK and Activate Learning’s City of Oxford College, welcomed a group of enthusiastic students to our October 2023 Discovery Day. This event offered a captivating exploration of the diverse roles within law enforcement, providing invaluable insights into what it takes to thrive in …

‘Be Bold, Be Seen, Be Heard’: National Women of Colour in Policing

The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC’s) 2025 vision is for policing to be a profession with a more representative workforce that reflects the people it serves.    With more women joining policing than ever before, the National Women of Colour in Policing UK (NWoCiP UK) group was launched in late 2022 and aims to inspire …

Detective Laura Corscadden honoured as National Investigator of the Year for exceptional policing by Police Federation

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Laura Corscadden was awarded on Wednesday (11/10) the National Investigator of the Year for exceptional policing by the Police Federation of England and Wales.   The Federation’s article announcing Laura’s award states:   “Laura Corscadden stands as the well-deserved recipient of this year’s National Investigator of the Year Award, recognised for her exceptional detective …