DERBYSHIRE Constabulary’s first intake of new recruits in almost two years have been be formally sworn in as police officers at a ceremony on Friday, September 21.
Fifteen student officers took part in the attestation ceremony at the Postmill Centre in South Normanton.
After swearing an oath of allegiance to the Queen, they were presented with their warrant cards and became fully fledged police constables at the end of 19 weeks’ training.
The ten men and five women come from Derbyshire and the surrounding counties and will be stationed in areas such as Ripley, Clay Cross, Buxton, Bolsover, Glossop, Derby, Swadlincote, Peartree and Ilkeston.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “I’m proud of our new recruits, who are about to embark on a tremendously exciting and hopefully very rewarding career.”
The attestation ceremony was attended by Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins, divisional commanders, representatives from the training services team and the Chairman of the Police Authority, Councillor Philip Hickson JP, who will accept the oath.
Pictured, left to right, are Police Constables Christopher Barker, Paul Guise, Diane McDermott, Sarah Grocott, Paul Hodgson, Viki Ellis, Thor Long, Richard Cawthorn, Jason Chamberlain, Helen Spicer, Christopher Sweetmore, Jennifer Casey, Stuart Biddle, Thomas Overton and Haroon Bashir.