The latest intake of Nottinghamshire Police officers, Cohort IP4A, were sworn in to their new roles this week.
The cohort is one included within Operation Uplift following on the news earlier this year that Nottinghamshire Police will be recruiting hundreds of new officers as part of a national programme funded by the Home Office.
The latest intake of Nottinghamshire Police officers, Cohort IP4A, were sworn into their new roles at a ceremony held at County Hall in West Bridgford.
The ceremony was overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper.
The ceremony was attended by the friends and family of the news police constables who were invited to see the new officers read their attestation sheet, receive their powers and sign their declaration of service.
The latest cohort includes a number of former PCSOs, Special Constables from Nottinghamshire Police and Derbyshire Constabulary, Despatchers and Call Handlers from the force’s control room and police staff from our Custody, Intelligence and Witness Care departments.
There are also seven other members that have come from backgrounds including a member of the army who has served in Afghanistan, an ex-Marine and a former army reservist who was in the Royal artillery.
Trainee Police Constable David McLean, 29, from Blidworth has joined after being a Gym Manager and Instructor for 10-years.
He said: “I want to be a Police Officer because it has always been a childhood ambition of mine. Growing up I had a close family friend who was a Police Officer and I looked up to him.
“I also want to serve my local community and make it a safe place for my family to live. This job is something I have always wanted to do and I feel privileged to have been given the chance.”
Over the coming months, the new officers will continue with their training before their passing-out parade on 20 March 2020.
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