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Meet… Detective Sergeant Lara Pinder

Role: Detective Sergeant, Criminal Investigation Department Age at joining: 25 Length of Service: 18 years What attracted you to policing? When I was in my teens at school, a local neighbourhood officer came to do a career talk at my school, listening to that career talk made me think that if my original career choice …

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Meet… Detective Constable Yvonne Newman

Role: Detective Constable, Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit Age at joining: 29 Length of Service: 12 years Why policing? I grew up in Zimbabwe were I had an idyllic childhood. Age 10 I did something silly and took a lipstick without paying for it, the Store Manager called the police and my parents. As a scare tactic they …

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Meet… Detective Constable Mike Earle

Role: Detective Constable (DC) Michael Earle, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Age at joining: 23 (PC) Length in service: 12 years; I initially spent 3.5 years as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), I then became a Police Officer and worked in an investigative role, and over the last 3 years I’ve been in a Detective …

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Meet PC Hadi Yousef

Length of Service: 3 years Hadi, you have a very international upbringing, tell us how you came to the UK. I was born and raised in Bahrain in the Middle-East and lived there my entire life pretty much; my mum is from Cornwall and my dad is Bahraini, so I have dual citizenship. Growing up I attended an international …

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Meet PC Jenna Caswell

Role: Response Team Age at joining: 34 Length of Service: 2 years Why did you join the police in your thirties? I definitely don’t come from a policing background, my Grandfather was from the travelling community, he always valued honesty and respected the police. It’s something I always wanted to do. Our family have many traveller …

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Asad – Special Constable Student

Asad has been a Special Constable in Milton Keynes for 2 years; he does this important volunteering role alongside his college studies in Public Services. We spoke to Asad about the role of a special and how he manages his commitments around his academic workload. How do you juggle your academic commitments and those of …

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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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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 …