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Cleveland Police Welcomes Twenty Four New Officers


Two dozen new police officers joined Cleveland Police yesterday, Monday 28th September 2015. The men and women come from a variety of backgrounds including Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), the military and the retail sector. 

The officers will spend the next 23 weeks in their initial training which is classroom based.  There they will develop the skills and understanding needed for when they progress to operational policing.

Inspector Tim Blades from the Learning and Development Department said: “The training which our new Constables will undergo will ensure they develop the practical skills and knowledge they need to work independently and effectively once their probation period ends in 2017.

“They will undergo a huge and varied amount of training and will be continuously assessed over the next two years but I’m sure they each bring valuable skills and experience with them.

Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal, who formally welcomed the new officers to the force yesterday, added: “I’d like welcome our new trainee Constables.  Although there is lots of hard work to come, this is the start of an exciting journey for them.  I wish them all a long, happy and fulfilling service with Cleveland Police.”

PCC Barry Coppinger said: “It is great news for the force and for the communities we serve that we have recruited more officers.  I would like to welcome them to Cleveland Police.”


Posted on Tuesday 29th September 2015
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