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New batch of officers prepare for life on the beat

Posted on 5th May 2017

Today marks the last day of training for 14 of our newest recruits, before they head out onto the streets of Derbyshire.

Among the group are a former prison officer, Ministry of Defence police officer and a lab analyst.

They've spent the last few months on an intensive training course to get them ready for life as police officers and will be attending an attestation ceremony at force headquarters tonight.

Our Deputy Chief Constable Peter Goodman, the new High Sheriff of Derbyshire Annie Hall and Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa will be among those who welcome them to the force and their new careers, alongside their friends, family and trainers for the last four months.

Once they're sworn in, they'll be ready to head out to postings across Derbyshire, including Buxton, Pear Tree, Swadlincote, Cotton Lane, Ilkeston and St Mary's Wharf in Derby.

And if you fancy a career as a police officer, keep checking our website - we'll be opening up recruitment again very soon...

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