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Police National Dyslexia Association

Police National Dyslexia Association launched

The Police National Dyslexia Association (affectionately known as PaNDA) is a small group of Police Officers and staff who want to help Dyslexic colleagues to function at their best potential, develop their Dyslexia thinking skills, and effectively support those who protect our communities. The association has been growing since 2021 with a core group from …

Police Officers

TVP wins Police Force of the Year award at GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards

Thames Valley Police’s unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, and workforce representation, coupled with its ground-breaking initiatives and exemplary leadership, was recognised Tuesday 5 March, winning the Police Force of the Year award at the GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards. When asked about this award, Assistant Chief Constable Dennis Murray, Legitimacy and Public Value Lead at TVP, …

police staff

Celebrating our Police Staff at Thames Valley Police

This week sees forces across England and Wales come together to honour the contribution made by police staff for the NPCC’s National Week of Recognition and Celebration of Police Staff.  Launched by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), with support from the College of Policing, the first ever Police Staff Week of Celebration and Recognition …

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 …

Superintendent Andy Cranidge Thames Valley Police

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 …