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New police recruits to pound the streets

 
Created on 28/12/2016 @ 09:53
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A number of new police recruits will be pounding the beat in the area.

Dyfed-Powys Police has welcomed 17 new police constables to the force following a passing out parade.

The recruits have undertaken an intense six-month training programme, which included ongoing tests on conducting interviews, application of powers and legal knowledge, as well as a three-week driving course.

Senior officers and families gathered at police headquarters for the passing out parade.

From January, the officers will spend 15 weeks on division with their tutor constables.

The Powys division will welcome Sarah Davies, David Jones, Kerry Powell and William Peter Evans.

21-year-old Sarah Davies is a former youth worker with Powys County Council and decided to train as a PC when the youth club she worked at closed. 

“All the services were going,” she said. “I wanted to stay in a job where I was still able to help people and work in the community. This was the next closest job. I found the training quite challenging at times. Because I’m quite young I was used to the classroom environment, but there is a lot of information to take in and make sure you understand. There was plenty of physical training too, but the course is very knowledge based.”

Chief Constable Mark Collins was pleased to welcome the new recruits to the force.

“We are very proud of the hard work and commitment these individuals have shown over the last six months, and give them a warm welcome to Dyfed-Powys Police,” he said.

“These men and women will be on the front line policing the communities we serve, and we wish them all the best as they embark on the next step of their new careers.”

 

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