Hertfordshire Constabulary is currently looking for applicants from different life experiences and backgrounds to join the force.
The news comes after The Home Secretary Priti Patel today (Thursday, September 5) launched a national recruitment drive for police officers, ‘Be a Force for all’ directing hopefuls to their local force.
Application closes on Monday, September 30.
“We are looking to recruit more police officers over the next three years so if you’d like to join the police then now is a great time,” said chief constable Charlie Hall. “We are particularly reaching out to our diverse communities, to under-represented groups, to say please come forward, we want you to apply as we want the constabulary’s workforce to reflect the communities we serve and protect.”
The Constabulary provides advice and support to all candidates, including mentoring to hopefuls from under-represented backgrounds through its Positive Action scheme.
One of their latest new recruits to use the advice was, PC Daniel Prisecaru, 35, a father-of-three originally from Romania.
He said: “I was brilliantly supported during the application process, as English is my second language. The mentoring I received from the Positive Action team helped me a huge amount.
“I would encourage anyone from a different background to consider applying for a job in the force.”
Hertfordshire Constabulary has also seen its numbers increase to more than 2,000 officers for the first time since 2011.
PC Prisecaru, who started training in July, was given collar number 2001.
He added: “I am so proud to be training as a police constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary, it is the job I have always dreamt of.”
You can watch our video of Chief Constable Charlie Hall and Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd talking recruitment and meeting two trainee cohorts, including PC Daniel Prisecaru, below.
An Application Advice Session will be held on Monday, September 16 from 6.30 till 8.30pm at police HQ.
These sessions are designed to give you advice, guidance and an insight into a successful application form.
Register your interest at https://tri-force.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-6/brand-5/xf-aa36029cb648/candidate/so/pm/7/pl/22/opp/8000-Hertfordshire-Police-Officer-Application-Advice-Session/en-GB
If you feel inspired to start a career in policing, the Force currently has a range of vacancies including:
- Police Officers – hertspolicecareers.co.uk/police-officers
- Candidates for our Accelerated Detective Constables Programme – herts.police.uk/Apply/Work-for-us/Accelerated-detective-constable-programme/Accelerated-detective-constable-programme
- Police Community Support Officers – hertspolicepcso.co.uk
- Special Constables – hertspolicespecials.co.uk
- Communications Operators (working in the Force Communications Room) – hertspolicecareers.co.uk/communications-operators