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Introducing our Staff Support Networks – SAME (Support Association for Minority Ethnic Staff)

Thames Valley Police has a number of very active staff support networks; including faith-based groups, the Thames Valley Women’s Network and a recently launched Men’s Forum. These important peer-support groups act as a critical friend to the organisation; championing improvements to policies and practice that improve the working lives of those within the force and …

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Meet Thames Valley Police: Positive Action Police Officer Discovery Event

Thames Valley Police’s Positive Action & Engagement Team (PAET) invites those from a Black, Asian or Minority-Ethnic background to attend our online Careers Discovery Event – come along and find out more about what a career in policing can offer. Sunday 9th May 2pm – 5pm Online Event: Meet Thames Valley Police – Positive Action: …

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Cherwell and West Oxfordshire celebrates its all-female command team for International Women’s Day

As of 1 March, the Cherwell and West command team is being led completely by women, so it only feels right to get to know the team on International Women’s Day. Since 1941, when the first woman police officer joined Thames Valley Police, women in our force have been making a difference within policing and …

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‘My career in contact management’

Name: Jennifer Lamboll Job: Contact Management Supervisor Service length: 30 years with TVP – 18 years in Contact Management You’ve had a long career with TVP and the Contact Management department – what makes you stay? Confidence – knowing that I’m good at my job. At a TVP Women’s conference, I was once told ‘if …

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Dominika – How having a second language can be a benefit in becoming a call handler.

Length of service: 1½ years Why did you want to join Contact Management? I wanted a job that was varied but also made a difference to people’s lives. I previously worked in retail so I thought I had the transferable skills like being able to communicate with people and was drawn to TVP because I …

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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 …