September 23rd, 2016

Career advice on joining the police

Updated: 10:12 am, May 07, 2015

THOSE considering joining the police force are invited to attend an open evening tomorrow (Wednesday).

Warwickshire and West Mercia Police are urging anyone interested in joining to visit Trinity High School, on Easemore Road, at 6pm.

Police officers, special constables, cadets, PCSOs, detectives, police motorcyclists and staff from other specialist departments including the Operational Patrol Unit and the Central Motorways Policing Group will be holding talks.

Potential recruits will learn what it is like to do the job, what the application stage involves, the training provided, the fitness levels needed and the vetting and medical checks required.

There will also be an opportunity for potential recruits to ask any questions.

Supt Nav Malik said: “This is a real opportunity for those wanting a career in the police to come along and see what we do. We are offering people the chance to ask questions and get fully prepared in advance of applying to give them the best possible chance of success.

“Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police protect people from harm across four counties incorporating many diverse communities. We strive to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. Therefore, I would also like to appeal to women and members of our BME communities to consider policing as an exciting and rewarding career.”