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New student Police Officers entry routes introduced by TVP

Two new ways of becoming a Police Officer have seen people aged 19-44 from all walks of life join the force via a partnership between Thames Valley Police (TVP) and Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). More than 35 new police officers have joined TVP in December 2020 via its two new student officer entry programmes; the …

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PAET’s first year of action

As the Positive Action and Engagement Team (PAET) concludes its first year of activity, here we reflect on how much has been achieved. The team was set up to address and rebalance the fact that Thames Valley Police (TVP) currently does not fully reflect the communities it serves. The Thames Valley force area has a …

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Nindy made a difference… Could you?

Police Sergeant Narinder Pal Kaur Sidhu (Nindy) has worked for Thames Valley Police (TVP) for over 30 years, as she looks forward to her retirement later this month we spoke to Nindy about her fascinating career and how being a Sikh female and a Police Officer brought invaluable difference to our force. Nindy, you have …

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Hear from Kim & Lorna, two of our recent Contact Management apprentices about their experience

Meet Kim & Lorna, two of our 999/101 call handlers who have undertaken our Contact Management Emergency Services Call Handling Apprenticeship – Kim is at the early stages of her apprenticeship whilst Lorna has just completed hers. What were you doing prior to becoming a 999/101 call hander? Kim: I joined the Army at 19 …

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Meet Leah Julier, Witness Care Unit Team Leader

What does the Witness Care Unit do? The Witness Care Unit is a practical and sometimes emotional support team within Criminal Justice, as police staff members we help to look after victims and witnesses when they are going through the court process. Up until the first hearing, the officer in charge of the case will …

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Becoming the difference I wanted to see

By Phil McCoy: TVP People Services Administrator, LAGLO+, Special Constable. Ever since I was younger, I have been a very theatrical, flamboyant character, and I always wanted to go into acting, so I did a degree in Performing Arts at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College and Bucks New University. While the performing arts are still …

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Diversity is key in Contact Management

Name: Arundeep Rai Length of service: 7 months Age: 25 years old What made you want to become a 999/101 call handler? I worked in a call centre previously. Relatives of mine that worked for Thames Valley made me aware of the opportunities in contact management and it made sense to bring the two things …

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Conversation with David Smith, Equality and Diversity Advisor (Disability) for Thames Valley Police

What made you join Thames Valley Police (TVP)? I have previously worked for a number of police forces, as an Equality and Diversity advisor there. I then decided that I wanted to go and work for myself and set up my own company, however soon after I was approached by TVP for the same role, …

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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 …