Why join Herts police?

Why join Herts police?

Off By Ed Hanna

We asked our serving police officers why you should join Hertfordshire Constabulary. Their answer? It’s the best!

Many of our officers applied following a friend’s recommendation or having spoken with serving officers while out and about. They said our officers spoke much more highly of our force than others, particularly about our inclusive approach.

As one of the smaller forces, the fact that as a Herts police officer you’re treated as an individual, not a number, came up all the time. We’re small enough to care, but big enough to give you a varied career with a vast number of opportunities, from becoming a detective to a dog handler, armed response or community cop.

Just north of London, Hertfordshire is a beautiful county with an urban and rural mix and a population of around 1.2 million people.

Herts police is lucky enough to have a number of former Services personnel serving as police officers. We’re reaching out to those who are leaving shortly or those already pounding civvy street to tell them that the police family is waiting with open arms.

Superintendent Anna Wright, from our workforce development team, said: “We know that ex-Military personnel make fantastic police officers as we have a number of Forces veterans in training or already working as police officers in Herts and would encourage others to join us.

“When you join Herts police, you join the police family, and that means a life of camaraderie and teamwork. Ex-Services personnel already have confidence, commitment, good fitness levels, and enjoy making a difference – which is what police officers do every shift. The training they’ve already had means they’re adaptable, dedicated and ready to work under pressure.”

First choice
Former Royal Navy vet, PC Rob Munn, has been with Herts police since April 2014. “The police was my first choice and although I didn’t get many useful qualifications from school, I passed the initial recruitment test, and the fitness and medical was a breeze.

“It made my parents very proud that again I was doing something worthwhile with my life and they are still proud today.”

After a stint in the Army and prison service, PC John Fagbohungbe joined us two years ago saying that his time in the Infantry equipped him with qualities that help him in policing; skills like flexibility, adaptability, selflessness and working as part of a team.

John said: “The feeling at the end of each shift, knowing and reflecting on the good deeds you have done in the day, is indescribable, refreshing, rewarding and keeps one going during tough days.”

Visit: www.hertspoliceofficer.co.uk to register your interest. Ask for a mentor to support you.