More than 60 new police officers complete uniform inspection as training nears end

The latest group of recruits includes officers from Australia, Hungary, America and Sri Lanka

By Carly Odell
Thursday, 18th June 2020, 5:07 pm
The recruits had a uniform inspection from the Chief Constable.
The recruits had a uniform inspection from the Chief Constable.

More than 60 new Northamptonshire police officers completed a uniform inspection as one of the final parts of their training.

The 66 new recruits will soon be out on the beat, patrolling the county and protecting its residents.

Despite the pandemic, police officer training and recruitment has continued apace to ensure the force remains prepared to deal with crime and protect people.

As well all the robust training that is provided to new recruits to teach them how to deal with crime and incidents, ensuring they understand the importance of maintaining a professional and corporate image, and wearing their equipment safely and appropriately is also key.

PC Merb Hussain, one of the trainers, said: “Having undertaken a mixture of socially distanced classroom training and distance learning, the new officers have worked their way through police officer training in a less than traditional fashion.

"However, some things like uniform inspection are very important and we’ve been able to manage this with appropriate social distancing.

“The new recruits are from a mixture of backgrounds and ages, with different life experiences. We even have former police officers joining us from Australia, Hungary, America and Sri Lanka."

As part of the inspection, Chief Constable Nick Adderley took the opportunity to show the new recruits how it is done, as well as offering his own experience and expectations.

Northamptonshire Police is now recruiting police officers. More information for which can be found on their website.

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