Gwent Police welcomes over 50 new police officers to its ranks

The new officers, about to embark on a career of protecting and reassuring Gwent communities, were welcomed by Chief Constable Pam Kelly at their pass out parade.
51 new police officers have joined Gwent Police’s ranks following a pass out parade in Cwmbran earlier today (Wednesday 14 December).

The group is made up of student officers who entered through the policing educational qualifications framework (PEQF). This gives applicants the opportunity to study for an academic qualification, supported by the University of Wales Trinity St David, while undertaking their police training and protecting Gwent.

The cohort, who will shortly be serving the communities of Gwent, now begin a 12-week phase of tutor-supervised police patrols on Gwent streets.

Chief Constable Pam Kelly said:

“I’m thrilled to welcome 51 new officers to Gwent Police, all of whom bring a great mixture of experience, knowledge and skills which will prove invaluable in helping protect our communities from crime.

“We’re driven to deliver the best possible service for the public and our new colleagues will play an integral role in protecting people, keeping them safe, and bringing to justice those who commit crime and cause harm.

“I would like to wish each and every one of our new officers all the very best for their future careers in policing: serve your communities well and be the professional officers that make the communities of Gwent and your families proud.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said:

“The new recruits have worked hard during their training, and the dedication and commitment they have shown is to be commended.

“The public deserve the very best service from policing and I know that these new officers will strive to do all they can to help ensure that Gwent continues to be one of the safest places in the UK to live, work and visit.”

These officers will be joined by a new cohort of community support officers (CSOs), who mark the end of their training with a parade at headquarters tomorrow afternoon.

Interested in joining team Gwent?

The force has a number of opportunities coming up, including a fantastic chance to work at the forefront of policing.

If you’re interested in making a difference and want to help us keep Gwent safe, visit our website in the new year when we open our next police constable recruitment window.

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