Recognising the commitment and support of our Reservists
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As part of Armed Forces Week (20-25 June), we are taking the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the integral part that Reservists play in protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas.
Reservists across the country provide a strategic and operational resource that supplements the regular military, both in times of conflict and in peacetime. During the coronavirus pandemic, the COVID Support Force was enhanced with 2,000 mobilised Reservists, who assisted in various roles, such as the vaccine roll out, testing, the distribution of PPE, and supporting ambulance services.
More than 3,000 Reservists across the East Midlands commit their spare time and balance their day jobs and family lives, for a career in the military, ready to serve should their country need them.
Some of those work in Derbyshire Constabulary, in a variety of roles. The two roles of police officer and military officer complement each other well, and Reservists often find themselves drawing on skills gained from the military to assist with policing scenarios and vice versa.
If you’ve got military experience, and you are looking for a new challenge, you could transfer those skills into a role in policing – and your experience might count towards our entry requirements in place of the qualifications we usually ask for.