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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 …

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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 …