TVP People

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Meet PC Sylvia Masih-Gill of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: I was 33 when I finally became an officer Length of Service: 13 years as PC (Police Constable), but I have worked in policing since 1996. I initially joined as a Special Constable, alongside that in 1999 I worked in a Police Staff role before achieving my goal to become a PC …

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Meet PC Shaharyar Khan of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 28 Length of Service: 3 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?    I wanted to do a job, which helped me make a difference and protect vulnerable people. I am one of those people that does not like a person being wronged and I always want to help …

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Meet PC Pete Butt-Gow of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 28, following 10 years of military service Why did you become a Police Officer? Was always my intention to join the police but felt wanted some life experience and like skills first.  I joined the military first and after nearly 10 years I left and joined TVP.  I was raised and lived …

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Meet PC Abhilasha Bajwa, Acting Sergeant of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Role: Acting Sergeant of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team Age at joining: 21 Length of Service: 2.5 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer? I wanted to do something meaningful with my life, something with purpose that I could look back on in years to come with pride that I made …

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Meet… Detective Sergeant Lara Pinder

Role: Detective Sergeant, Criminal Investigation Department Age at joining: 25 Length of Service: 18 years What attracted you to policing? When I was in my teens at school, a local neighbourhood officer came to do a career talk at my school, listening to that career talk made me think that if my original career choice …

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Meet… Detective Constable Yvonne Newman

Role: Detective Constable, Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit Age at joining: 29 Length of Service: 12 years Why policing? I grew up in Zimbabwe were I had an idyllic childhood. Age 10 I did something silly and took a lipstick without paying for it, the Store Manager called the police and my parents. As a scare tactic they …

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Meet… Detective Constable Mike Earle

Role: Detective Constable (DC) Michael Earle, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Age at joining: 23 (PC) Length in service: 12 years; I initially spent 3.5 years as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), I then became a Police Officer and worked in an investigative role, and over the last 3 years I’ve been in a Detective …

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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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Meet Asad – Special Constable in Milton Keynes

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 …