TVP People

Community and Diversity Officer

Building Bridges and Making a Difference in the Community

Our colleague Neelam is a Community and Diversity Officer (CADO) for Milton Keynes. Her dedication to fostering strong relationships within the communities of Milton Keynes has recently been recognised with a Community Impact Award at the Thames Valley Criminal Justice Awards. But what exactly does a CADO do, and how does Neelam’s passion translate into …

Special Sergeant Roads Policing

The Special Road into Roads Policing

It’s been 13 years since Owen Swain attested as a Special Constable with Thames Valley Police. He now finds himself in the volunteer role of Special Sergeant as part of the TVP’s Roads Policing team, a Joint Operations Unit (JOU) with Hampshire Constabulary. But how did Owen come to be in this role? Like many, …

Transferee re-joiner

Returning to the Control Room

Following a brief stint with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Police, Jonathan returned to Thames Valley Police (TVP), looking to help contribute to protecting our communities through teamwork and camaraderie, bring a different perspective on policing back with him. Current Role: Police Officer within the Police Control room, Contact Management Age at joining policing: 25 …

Motherhood and Policing: Meet ICR Sergeant Emma

Embarking on a career in policing is a decision laden with purpose. For Emma, joining Thames Valley Police (TVP) as a young Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was not just about a job – it was about making a meaningful impact in her community. From those early days to her current role as an ICR …

Special Constable

Balancing a busy life with volunteering

  Balancing being a parent, working full-time for Thames Valley Police, and volunteering as a Special Constable might seem like a huge challenge, but it’s one that Ani, with the help of the TVP’s Employer Supported Policing policy, meets head on.   What do you do in your day job? I’m a Resilience Support Officer …

apprentice

Apprentice to Manager: A Journey of Growth and Leadership

Meri’s journey with Thames Valley Police (TVP) spans nearly four years, marked by diverse experiences and a commitment to personal and professional development. Joining as a 999/101 Call Handler apprentice during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meri’s path took an unexpected yet rewarding turn as she took advantage of development opportunities to aid her …

Call handler

Meet Call Handler Vanessa Cooper – Answering the Call to Make a Difference

Vanessa’s journey into Thames Valley Police began at the start of 2024, marking a significant shift after being self-employed for six years. Drawn to the role of a 999/101 Call Handler, Vanessa’s aspiration was clear – to make a meaningful impact in a team environment where she could help protect local communities. How long have …

PCSO

Helping to protect the local community with PCSO Danyal Ghazi

From the initial attraction of the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) role’s unique blend of physical activity and helping the vulnerable, to his proudest accomplishments that bring smiles to the community, we spoke to PCSO Danyal Ghazi about his career so far… What attracted you to policing and the PCSO role? I never wanted an …

Meet Neighbourhood Officer Willker

With the desire to make a difference in the community running in his family, we’ve recently spoken with our colleague Willker about his journey into policing, and how he has been protecting our communities in a variety of roles at TVP over the last few years. Current Role: Neighbourhood Officer Age at joining: 35 years …