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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 …

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90 Seconds with DC Jacqui Redgard

Role: Detective Constable within TVP’s Major Crime Review Team Age at joining: 25 Length of service: 28½ years What inspired you to join the police? It sounds clichéd but the TV show The Professionals in the ’80s – the role of detective looked action packed and exciting. Did you have any work experience prior to …

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90 Seconds with PC Yasser Zubair

Role: Police Constable Age at joining: 21 Length of service: 19 years, 15 ½ with Greater Manchester Police and the last 3 ½ with TVP What inspired you to join the police? A family tragedy gave me exposure to the police at an early age; seeing first-hand how they interacted with my relatives, witnessing the …