Posted on 3rd August 2018
What do a firefighter, ambulance driver, nanny and veterinary nurse have in common?
The answer - They are all now Derbyshire police officers!
The latest intake were sworn into their new roles yesterday evening (August 2) at a ceremony held at the joint police and fire headquarters in Ripley.
The ceremony was overseen by Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton and attended by the friends and family of the new recruits. They watched as the officers took their oath to uphold the office of constable with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, and received their official powers.
Welcoming the new recruits to the force, Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new officers to Derbyshire Constabulary.
"It’s great to see a new wave of police officers ready to take to the streets of Derbyshire. Each brings their own unique strengths, skills and experiences and will be an asset to the communities they serve.
"It is important that we get fresh ideas from new people coming into the organisation and I believe that these new recruits can do a great job to protect the communities of Derbyshire."