More than twenty student officers completed their initial learning with a passing out ceremony on Wednesday 24th June. The officers will complete their last day of training at the end of this week and will then be ready to pound the streets of Cleveland from July. On Wednesday, they were presented with certificates to mark their achievement at Cleveland Police Headquarters in Middlesbrough.
2015 Cleveland Police Officer Recruits with Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner,
Barry Coppinger and Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal
Over the last 23 weeks, the student officers have undertaken training to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and qualities to perform the role as Constable effectively and efficiently.
The course covers topics set out by the National Policing Curriculum by the College of Policing, which are supported by regular assessments to track the officers’ progress. This includes ethics and values, crime and investigations, planned operations and emergency procedures, personal and public safety, public protection, forensics and evidence gathering and crime prevention.
The new officers will now move on to apply their knowledge in a diverse range of operational situations alongside a tutor constable. This will take place for around ten weeks as they learn about wider policing issues and complex and serious crime. They will work towards patrolling independently and will spend the majority of their time on response duties, thereby gaining experience from attending a huge variety of incidents.
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, said: “I am very pleased to welcome the new recruits to the Force. Their training will find them well equipped to deal with the challenges that they will face in our communities. They have shown the qualities that a constable should aim to have and I wish them well for the next stage of their journey.”
Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal added: “I am immensely proud of our new recruits and the commitment, determination and dedication that they have shown throughout their 23 weeks of training. They now have the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills, qualities and powers to be able to go out into our communities across Cleveland and help keep people safe. They should be extremely proud of themselves and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Posted on Thursday 25th June 2015