Nineteen new police officers have been welcomed to the Hertfordshire force from a host of careers backgrounds.

Hertfordshire Constabulary's latest recruits come from a wide range of fields, including retail, school catering, hospitality and sales.

Family and friends of this cohort of 11 men and eight women came along to celebrate the completion of their Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) training course with a passing out parade at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

This traditional entry route into policing provides an excellent opportunity for those who do not have a degree to be employed as an officer from day one.




Recruits receive on-the-job experience, blended with classroom and practical learning to gain a level three qualification in Professional Policing Practice after two years.

Chief Superintendent Dean Patient presented the new officers with framed certificates to mark their achievement at police HQ on Friday 28 April.

“Congratulations to everybody in this cohort on this momentous day, you approached your training with enthusiasm and vigour and should be proud of what you have achieved,” said Mr Patient.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be here with you today.”

The student officers will now start their first postings with five based in Stevenage, three in Broxbourne, two in Watford, two in Hemel Hempstead, and two in St Albans.

The others are based in Royston, Borehamwood, Letchworth, Hatfield, and Oxhey.



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