Posted on 1st March 2013
Seventeen new constables will be sworn in at a ceremony this evening.
The nine men and eight women, most of whom previously served as PCSOs, will start patrolling the county’s streets next week.
They will attend an attestation ceremony this evening (Friday, March 1) at police headquarters, Ripley, where they will swear an oath to the Queen and be presented with their warrant cards.
The new recruits are aged between 23 and 43 and come from across the county. They will serve in areas including Pear Tree, Ripley, Glossop, Bolsover, Swadlincote and Buxton.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “It’s always a proud moment to see new constables being sworn in. They are at the start of what will be a tremendously exciting and hopefully very rewarding career.”