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Campus to Constabulary – Meet Special Constable Ellie

We recently caught up with university student and Special Constable Ellie to learn more about her role as a special constable at TVP, what inspired her to volunteer, and how her role helps in her life outside of volunteering. When did you first learn about the Special Constabulary and what motivated you to volunteer? I …

From dream to reality: Meet Police Officer Kiran

From an early interest to a fulfilling career, Kiran’s journey into policing has been anything but conventional. Witnessing the exemplary response of the police to a situation involving close friends sparked his interest.   From a young age, Kiran had always been intrigued by the idea of policing, despite having no connections to the profession. It …

Policing, an unexpected career: Meet Police Sergeant Michael

Joining the police service was an unexpected yet fulfilling career path for Michael. Initially, he had no intention of becoming a police officer, but over the past 13 years, his journey has evolved into a passionate and rewarding career. Here, he shared his background, experiences, and insights into life in the police service.  Current Role: …

Beyond the Badge: A Journey as an ICR Officer

Being part of a hard-working family, but far from a policing background, Police Officer Mahima found inspiration in her parents’ commitment to their business and brought this commitment with her into policing. With a degree in Criminology and Sociology, her path to policing was driven by a desire to make a genuine difference in the …

cadet

Creating opportunities as a Cadet Leader

PC Skye Feasey has been making a difference in her local community through her role as a cadet leader. Since joining TVP three years ago she has been instrumental in shaping the experiences of young police cadets. From teaching them about police procedures to fostering their confidence. In this Q&A, we delve into her journey, …

Community Speedwatch

Volunteers making our roads safer

Organised by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in partnership with Community Speedwatch UK, speedwatch groups in the Thames Valley are provided with a starter kit on a loan basis, including a speed detection device, to help volunteers assist in the battle against speeding motorists. Community teams will undergo a number of training …

A life of crime prevention

A Life of Crime Prevention – from the beat to volunteering

We recently met with Dave – a veteran of the police, who is now giving back to policing in his role volunteering at the TVP museum at Sulhamstead. Dave’s policing career actually started with The Met, and he shared some information on why he first applied to be a police officer. I was a passionate …

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, …