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A conversation with Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola

What drew you to become a Special Constable, how did you find out about the role? I’ve always been attracted to volunteer work. Helping out at church events, working at youth clubs, getting roped into free technical support when people find out I’m good with computers, the list goes on. To this day I’m not …

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A policing career inspired by mum

August 13th is a special date in the Dugmore household. It was the day Acting Detective Sergeant Kim Dugmore joined Thames Valley Police (TVP) back in 1990 and it was also the day her daughter Mollie joining the force 28 years later as a Police Constable. As Kim prepares to retire from the force later …

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Meet… Detective Sergeant Sukhveer (Sunny) Sokhi

“There is massive versatility in a detective career – it really is a career like no other.” Role: Detective Sergeant, Windsor DAIU (Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit) Age at joining: 23 Length of Service: 12 years What drew you to policing? In the past I was never much of a planner, after A levels my mates …

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Meet… Detective Constable Adele Taylor

“In my previous career in forensic science my work contributed to investigations, now I have the opportunity to lead my own.” Role: Detective Constable, Reading Priority Crime Team (PCT) Age at joining: 28 Length of Service: 20 months – I joined what was called the Special Entry Detective Constable (SEDC) programme back in October 2018, …

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Meet… Acting Detective Sergeant Christian Parker

“I am driven by achieving justice for victims and wanting to help them.” Role: Acting Detective Sergeant Wycombe CID Age at joining: 24 Length of Service: 14 years’ service Did you have a job before the police? Previously I was a personal trainer and gym instructor in South Wales. I loved working with people, helping them …

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Meet… Detective Constable Emma Pointon

“Nothing good comes from the comfort zone, if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.” Role: Detective Constable, Reading Priority Crime Team (PCT) Age at joining: 22 Length of Service: 2 years You’ve just passed your probation Emma, how are you finding life in investigation? Definitely better than expectations, although with no previous contacts …

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Meet… Detention Officer Beth Harrison

Role: Detention Officer Delivery Manager Age: 30 Length of Service: 7 years in total – I worked as a Detention Officer (DO) for 2 years then progressed to supervisor and Lead DO before becoming Detention Officer Delivery Manager. Previous Career: I worked in IRB (International Research Bureau) but I wasn’t passionate about it so I …

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Meet PCSO Fiona Holt

Role: Police Community Support Officer Age: 53 Length of service: 7 years – and I’ve never looked back! What was your previous career? After leaving school I worked in retail for a long time before training to work in childcare. After some hard life changes I felt like I needed to re-evaluate my life and …

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90 Seconds with Superintendent Gavin Wong

Role: Police Officer – Superintendent / LPA Commander Slough Age at joining: 27 Length of service: 26 years and I love it as much now as I did on my first day What inspired you to join the police? A degree in Business initially led me into a career in Sales & Marketing with Rank …