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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 …

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90 seconds with PCSO Richard Conner

Role: Police Community Support Officer Age: 67 Length of service: 29 years in total (seven years as a PCSO, 22 years as a PC) What was your previous career? I was a Publican for 20 years before joining the police – my experience dealing with the public has proved invaluable in my policing career. What …

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Apprenticeship Week – Ryan’s story

From 3-7 February 2020, TVP will be participating in National Apprenticeship Week. Across our social channels, we will be sharing information about current and upcoming apprenticeship programmes as well as highlighting some of the fantastic work of our current apprentices. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Look beyond’ – showcasing how apprenticeships have moved …

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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 …