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Contact Management

Komal – My first year as a Contact Management Centre Officer

Having spent four years working in retail whilst also studying at University, Komal was looking for an opportunity to take on a new challenge outside of her comfort zone. 12 months on from starting out in TVP’s Control Room, Komal shares her valuable insight and talks us through the moment she answered her first 999 …

Police Officer

PC Lucy McDonnell – a career motivated by my upbringing

Every police officer has their own personal reasons for wanting to take on the role. For some, it’s giving back to the community; for others it might be the challenge of the unknown. But for PC Lucy McDonnell, it was her experience growing up that was the biggest motivation and indeed what has shaped her …

Aylesbury PCSOs prove it’s never too late to consider policing

Aylesbury PCSOs prove it’s never too late to consider policing

Sue, Rose and Denise (L-R) are now in their 13th year as Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Aylesbury, having all joined the team in 2007. Sue was 52 upon taking up the role and had worked for TVP in a number of administrative and staff investigator roles since 1999. On her role as a PCSO, …

TVP welcomes new PCSO apprentices

TVP welcomes new PCSO apprentices

On July 22 2019 we were delighted to welcome our first cohort of PCSO apprentices. 19 officers, aged between 18 and 29 have joined us from a range of backgrounds and previous careers including college, the MOD, retail, hairdressing, care work, construction and even a Groom for an Olympic Dressage competitor. This diverse group of new …

Women in Policing

Women in Policing

Currently, women make up 45% of the workforce at TVP, compared to just 23% in 1989. Females represent 34% of our serving police officers and 48% of our PCSOs. Since the first female officer joined the force in 1941, numbers have grown steadily and encouragingly, we are seeing more female officers progressing into senior and …

Special Constable

90 seconds with Special Sergeant Tim Clarke

Rank: Special Sergeant Age at joining: 49 Length of service: 8 years Day job: Transport Business Owner What prompted you to become a Special? I was doing a bit of research into the family tree and I found my Great Grandfather had been a Special in WWI when he was 57. So I thought, well …

Contact Management

What will your first call be?

A career as a Contact Management Centre Officer provides variety and challenge that really cannot be matched. It’s a role that requires enthusiastic, resilient individuals able to use their own initiative to solve problems whilst displaying empathy and tact. It can be challenging and unpredictable at times, but with first class training and development opportunities, …

Special Constable

Training to be a Special Constable – my journey so far

Gwen Moore joined Thames Valley Police in 2018 as a Special Constable in Loddon Valley. This is the story of her first-four weekends of training. Keep your eyes peeled for a follow-up article from Gwen that takes a look at how she’s getting on as a fully attested Special Constable. Name: Gwen Moore Job title …