Working in Paris - working abroad gave me new experiences and made me push myself. I didn't imagine living for a year in a new country, speaking the language and being immersed in the culture. It gave me a new level of confidence which i carried forwards into future jobs.
Work is varied from chasing criminals, looking for missing people, providing reassurance patrols, filing crime paperwork!
I joined Herts via the Police Now scheme which means I am asked to provide Impact Presentations, where I assess policing against an evidence base and document what works and what doesn't.
I enjoy that the community is different and diverse and that I am forced to engage with a part of society that need the most help.
I enjoy feeling I have helped people and that police intervention provided safety and reassurance
I am not a blind optimist, but I do believe that showing enthusiasm for what you do is infectious, and makes other people want to support and believe in you.
I also think every opportunity can result in progression and even the most minor jobs can provide something big.
I would also say being humble is essential. While you should always know your worth, you should also remember people have got experience and can help you to develop yourself
There have been many times when i have wanted to sit back and let the stresses of my job wash over me. However, I have learnt so much from being forced to immerse myself wholly in the world of policing.
Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing an outstanding and diverse group of individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.
In addition to the Police Now National Graduate Leadership programme we are committed to contributing to the development of policing in the UK and to supporting the many thousands of dedicated police officers across the country to enable them to deliver the very best service to the public.