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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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New joiners Cath and Josh talk Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

Thames Valley Police, in partnership with Bucks New University, introduced our first cohort of PCDA student officers 10 weeks ago, on 23rd November 2020. This new Police Officer entry route attracted people from all walks of life; men and women with previous experience including a community mental health support, the army, retail and leisure, schools …

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Two apprenticeship awards for Thames Valley Police in 2020

In November 2020, Thames Valley Police was recognised with two separate awards for its apprenticeship programme. The force was named as the West Berkshire Training Consortium Rising Star & Employer Awards large employer of the year 2020. Additionally Oxfordshire Learning & Enterprise Partnerships named Thames Valley Police as its Apprentice Employer of the Year 2020, …

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PCSO Brandan Charles makes a difference… could you?

Hello, I am PCSO Brandan Charles and I work in Reading. Let me tell you how my passion for policing started… I never really had much interest in joining the police growing up, it wasn’t until I joined a security job about 4 years ago that the idea started to grow on me. I had …

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Meet PCSO Will Jones

Will Jones is a 22-year-old Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), who joined Thames Valley Police on 22 July 2019. He completed 10 weeks initial training at Sulhamstead, followed by 10 weeks of tutoring on area at Slough, achieving independent patrol status from 29 December 2019. On 6 May 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 …

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Find out how PCSO Ahmed Mohamed is making a difference

Role: Police Community Support Officer Age: 43 Length of Service: 4 ½ years Tell us about your previous career I have been in the UK for just over five years now. I was brought up and lived in Egypt, where I spent 16 years working as a diving instructor in the Red Sea. I worked …

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New student Police Officers entry routes introduced by TVP

Two new ways of becoming a Police Officer have seen people aged 19-44 from all walks of life join the force via a partnership between Thames Valley Police (TVP) and Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). More than 35 new police officers have joined TVP in December 2020 via its two new student officer entry programmes; the …

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PAET’s first year of action

As the Positive Action and Engagement Team (PAET) concludes its first year of activity, here we reflect on how much has been achieved. The team was set up to address and rebalance the fact that Thames Valley Police (TVP) currently does not fully reflect the communities it serves. The Thames Valley force area has a …

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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 …