“A career in policing was never something I considered growing up, and I likely never would have applied had it not been for the Police Now programme. I knew when I graduated from university that I wanted to do something that would have real impact in society and I could go to work every day knowing I was doing something worthwhile – I can say with confidence that after two and a half years, I still feel this way about my career. I wouldn’t change my experience in policing for the world.
Since completing the Police Now programme, I have worked on response teams and CID, as both a Police Constable and Acting Sergeant. I decided to apply for the Fast Track to Inspector programme as I wanted to see people from similar backgrounds and who looked like me in positions of leadership, and to have the opportunity to bring innovative approaches to the rapidly evolving policing landscape.
I was recently successful with my application, and I have no doubt this was in part due to the skills I developed on the Police Now programme, having had experience taking ownership of impactful problem-solving projects in our communities.
I look forward to a long career in policing. My goals centre around protecting the most vulnerable in society and pursuing those who are intent on causing harm to these people.”