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Aspiring Police officers discuss futures with Commissioner

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Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry spoke to students interested in a career in the police during a college visit.

She was at Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield with Superintendent James Woolley, of Nottinghamshire Police, talking to students aspiring to pursue policing careers and further academic studies such as degrees and apprenticeships.

They currently study a range of subjects, including Uniformed Protection Services, but all have the common interest of policing, public health and the work of the Violence Reduction Unit.

Over an informal lunch, the 22 college students of all ages were able to ask any relevant questions to help get a better understanding of how to follow their chosen career paths.

It was an opportunity for Commissioner Henry to discuss and explain her roles and responsibilities, such as holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Nottinghamshire Police, responding to the needs and demands of communities and delivering her Make Notts Safe Plan.

After some enthusiastic discussions surrounding domestic violence, mental health and knife crime, Commissioner Henry was also able to signpost them to an array of her commissioned services where survivors and victims and get the support they need.

Commissioner Henry said: “It was great to meet the students today and hear why they have an interest in policing.

“Seeing the passion that these students have to make a difference and serve our communities makes me feel confident for the future of our force.

“Nottinghamshire Police have so many opportunities for them to discover and I wish them all the best of luck with their futures.”

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Posted on Thursday 15th December 2022
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