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New police officers sworn in ahead of recruitment launch next month


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Nottinghamshire Police welcomed another group of officers to the policing family ahead of recruitment opening next month.

Cohort IP2 passed out in front of their friends and family and were officially welcomed into the policing family during a short ceremony at Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters on Friday 11 October 2019. They were inspected by Chief Constable Craig Guildford.

Over the coming weeks, 18 new police officers will be deployed across the county, where they will undertake a range of duties alongside their tutor officers.

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Nottinghamshire Police will be recruiting over a hundred new officers this year on top of its planned 175 new starters as part of a national programme funded by the Home Office called Operation Uplift.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “It’s a really exciting time for the force with recruitment opening in November, so keep your eye on our website for full details and how to apply.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to increase our Neighbourhood policing numbers and local investigators which will help reduce the risk and harm from crime, keep people safe and pursue those who choose to cause so much angst to our communities.

“It was fantastic to welcome all our new recruits to our policing family in an occasion they will remember for their rest of their lives.

“It’s a very exciting time for Nottinghamshire Police and I’d like to congratulate all the officers and welcome them into our policing family.”

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I’m delighted to welcome another cohort to the police.

This means that there will be more officers out and about in our communities which is what I know they want to see.

“It’s set to be a really busy few weeks and months for everyone with our latest recruitment drive opening in November.

“Our focus is on attracting and retaining the best people from a range of backgrounds to ensure that our workforce is truly representative of our local communities. This increase in officer numbers gives us a great opportunity to increase the diversity of our workforce and we hope to attract people from all corners of the community.”

Police officer recruitment is due to open in November 2019.

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