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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 …

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A policing career inspired by mum

August 13th is a special date in the Dugmore household. It was the day Acting Detective Sergeant Kim Dugmore joined Thames Valley Police (TVP) back in 1990 and it was also the day her daughter Mollie joining the force 28 years later as a Police Constable. As Kim prepares to retire from the force later …

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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 …