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Police start recruitment drive for new officers

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THE States police have launched a recruitment drive for new officers to start next year.

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Those interested have until 6 September to get their applications in. The first new recruits would be expected to start in spring 2020 after an initial training regime with Norfolk Constabulary.

In a statement, the force said it was keen to stress that it welcomed applications from anybody who met the qualifying criteria.

Acting Superintendent Alison Fossey, who heads the States police’s uniform operations, said: ‘This is a fantastic profession that lies at the heart of Island life but we must better reflect the rich diversity of Jersey.

‘If you’re good enough and you meet the qualifying criteria then you have an equal chance of success, regardless of your background.’

In the recently released Government Plan, proposals have been made to take the total number of States police officers to 215. There are currently about 190.

However, in the statement the force say the exact number to be recruited depends upon a number of factors, including available funding and the number of serving officers who leave over the period.

As such, successful applicants will be offered a start date or placed in a holding pool from where they will be brought forward for training when a space becomes available.

More details can be found at jersey.police.uk/recruitment. To apply visit gov.je/jobs.

Jack Maguire

By Jack Maguire
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