Posted on 15th July 2013
Sixteen new police officers are patrolling the beat after being formally sworn in at a special ceremony.
The recruits, who range in age from 23 to 32, were sworn in at an attestation ceremony at police headquarters, Ripley, on Friday, July 12.
They will now work in various locations across the force, including Swadlincote, Glossop and Chesterfield. They will continue to be assessed through their two-year probationary period. Among the group is a former teacher, social worker, two PCSOs and two members of police staff.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: "I’m very proud to be able to welcome 16 new constables to Derbyshire Constabulary. This event signifies the end of initial training and the start of their policing career.
"It is tremendous that there is a group of new officers who will now join the officers and staff of this force. Our mission is a simple one - to protect the public, to look after the victims of crime and to hold to account those who seek to victimise and harm.”
The attestation ceremony was attended by Deputy Chief Constable Alan Goodwin, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa and Councillor Philip Hickson JP, who accepted the oath.