North Yorkshire Police bucks trend with 28 new recruits

The new officers ready for duty in York after an intensive 18-week training course.

PC Jack Waterton and PC Lee Ward Selby.

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NORTH Yorkshire Police has 28 new recruits.

The latest cohort of police constables includes seven in York and two in Selby and all the new recruits were welcomed to the force by Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy at a passing out ceremony held at police headquarters at Newby Whiske.

They have successfully completed an intensive 18-week, initial training course which includes law, personal safety, search techniques, public order, first aid and a local community placement, all designed to prepare them for life on the beat.

The officers also undertook a considerable amount of home study as part the course to qualify for the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing.

ACC Kennedy, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome the new officers to North Yorkshire Police. They have worked very hard throughout their initial training and can now look forward to a challenging but rewarding career serving the communities of North Yorkshire. I am sure each and every one of them will be an asset to the service and the communities which they will serve.

“This brings the total number of new recruits to North Yorkshire Police to 69 this year which is great news for North Yorkshire Police and our communities.”

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said, “In tough times we are one of few police forces able to continue to recruit and train new police officers. This follows the decision I took with the Chief Constable to overturn the old Police Authority’s decision to reduce officer numbers in North Yorkshire.

“Congratulations go out to the new recruits. I know they have worked very hard to get to this point, and can now look forward to going out into the community and put that training into practice.”

The new officers have a variety of backgrounds including the private sector, education, health, the fire service and many have worked for the police service as Community Support Officers, Police Staff or Special Constables.

They will begin work in their communities from Saturday.

The new officers include: in York PC David Ellison, PC Kira Robinson, PC Rachel Shaw, PC Jonathan Lewis, PC John Armstrong, PC Alastair Foy and PC Lewis Culpin. In Selby PCs Jack Waterton and Lee Ward. And in Harrogate PC George Frost , PC Helen James, PC Timothy Thomas, PC Neil Sisson and PC James Wilson.

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8:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Nice to see some slim police officers for a change...Hope they can keep out of the fast food takaways and not end up like some of there older force members.
Nice to see some slim police officers for a change...Hope they can keep out of the fast food takaways and not end up like some of there older force members. smudge2
  • Score: 4

9:08am Wed 6 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this CHISSY1
  • Score: -2

9:15am Wed 6 Aug 14

eeoodares says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
People generally feel very positive towards the Police, until they have any contact with them and then their opinions change. Of course you could blame the population but perhaps there could be another reason?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]People generally feel very positive towards the Police, until they have any contact with them and then their opinions change. Of course you could blame the population but perhaps there could be another reason? eeoodares
  • Score: 2

9:22am Wed 6 Aug 14

york_chap says...

The report mentions "going out into the community". I hope that's where they will be working - rather than sitting in camera vans on empty dual carriageways.
The report mentions "going out into the community". I hope that's where they will be working - rather than sitting in camera vans on empty dual carriageways. york_chap
  • Score: 14

9:24am Wed 6 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
Article in recent paper ..............


Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese.
A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals.
Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]Article in recent paper .............. Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese. A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals. Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal. smudge2
  • Score: -1

9:48am Wed 6 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

eeoodares wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
People generally feel very positive towards the Police, until they have any contact with them and then their opinions change. Of course you could blame the population but perhaps there could be another reason?
No,not the population.They are told what to do by idiots,ie politicians and councils.
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]People generally feel very positive towards the Police, until they have any contact with them and then their opinions change. Of course you could blame the population but perhaps there could be another reason?[/p][/quote]No,not the population.They are told what to do by idiots,ie politicians and councils. CHISSY1
  • Score: 9

9:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

smudge2 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
Article in recent paper ..............


Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese.
A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals.
Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal.
This is exactly what i mean,yes some are over weight and unfit we dont need people like you pointing it out.So why not congratulate the new recruits instead of negative comments.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]Article in recent paper .............. Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese. A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals. Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal.[/p][/quote]This is exactly what i mean,yes some are over weight and unfit we dont need people like you pointing it out.So why not congratulate the new recruits instead of negative comments. CHISSY1
  • Score: -10

9:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
Article in recent paper ..............


Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese.
A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals.
Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal.
This is exactly what i mean,yes some are over weight and unfit we dont need people like you pointing it out.So why not congratulate the new recruits instead of negative comments.
Congratulations for being a normal weight ....ok Chissy ??
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]Article in recent paper .............. Police officers may face compulsory fitness tests and diets to help them get in shape after it emerged that up to one in five is clinically obese. A major review of policing has called for running tests and assault course-style assessments to ensure officers can carry on chasing criminals. Anyone who cannot meet minimum fitness standards – including the most senior officers – would face pay cuts and ultimately dismissal.[/p][/quote]This is exactly what i mean,yes some are over weight and unfit we dont need people like you pointing it out.So why not congratulate the new recruits instead of negative comments.[/p][/quote]Congratulations for being a normal weight ....ok Chissy ?? smudge2
  • Score: 7

11:31am Wed 6 Aug 14

ian923 says...

During the period these 69 have been recruited how many Officers retired or resigned or were dismissed?.It will probably balance up but I think the information has been designed to imply that there has been an increase of 69 Officers which clearly will not be the case.
During the period these 69 have been recruited how many Officers retired or resigned or were dismissed?.It will probably balance up but I think the information has been designed to imply that there has been an increase of 69 Officers which clearly will not be the case. ian923
  • Score: 8

12:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Ichabod76 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
Is your son in law one of the fatties ?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]Is your son in law one of the fatties ? Ichabod76
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Wed 6 Aug 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this
Is your son in law one of the fatties ?
Blobbies on the beat!
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: The police are always being criticized,they want supporting.They have a difficult job to do and we keep getting told by brainless politicians that cuts do not make any difference.I know quiet a few police officers and they are told not to tell the public how it really is.Why not congratulate the latest recruits instead of coming out with pointless comments like this[/p][/quote]Is your son in law one of the fatties ?[/p][/quote]Blobbies on the beat! TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

yorkiemum says...

Well done Lewis
Well done Lewis yorkiemum
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

yorkshirelad says...

york_chap wrote:
The report mentions "going out into the community". I hope that's where they will be working - rather than sitting in camera vans on empty dual carriageways.
I don't think the speed van work is routinely done by police officers but I might be wrong. However the work they do is just as valuable as other policing. With thousands of people killed or injured on UK roads no responsible police force can ignore that... they are out there making sure the roads are safer for me, my family and everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: The report mentions "going out into the community". I hope that's where they will be working - rather than sitting in camera vans on empty dual carriageways.[/p][/quote]I don't think the speed van work is routinely done by police officers but I might be wrong. However the work they do is just as valuable as other policing. With thousands of people killed or injured on UK roads no responsible police force can ignore that... they are out there making sure the roads are safer for me, my family and everyone else. yorkshirelad
  • Score: 1

8:11pm Wed 6 Aug 14

read-all-about-it says...

How nice it is to see police officers looking so smart and professional in their white shirts and ties again.
How nice it is to see police officers looking so smart and professional in their white shirts and ties again. read-all-about-it
  • Score: 2

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