Fifteen new police officers have joined Hertfordshire Constabulary, among them a former music teacher, a bicycle mechanic and an Uber driver.

The cohort also consists of three graduates, two retail assistants, a medical HR recruiter, a prison officer, a product specialist, a medical practice manager for cruise ships, two former Herts PCSOs, and a PCSO supervisor.

The force formally welcomed the 15 new officers at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday, July 3.

Family and friends of the officers came along to help celebrate their achievement at Stanborough, where the new recruits were presented with certificates marking the end of their initial training, with other senior officers and trainers also in attendance.

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The new recruits will be stationed across Hertfordshire, with three based in St Albans, three in East Herts, three in Watford, two in Welwyn and Hatfield, one in Hertsmere, one in Broxbourne, one in Three Rivers, and one in North Herts.

Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson said: “I’m delighted to welcome you all to the police family. You’re joining a rewarding career where you will be able to have a positive impact on people’s lives and I know you will all build on the strong relationships with our communities.

"Policing also offers the opportunity for development and growth both professionally and personally.

"As you start out on the frontline, you may come across different teams and departments you wish to explore including our dog unit, local crime units and safeguarding teams, just to name a few.

"That is the beauty of policing — there is something for everyone. I wish you all the very best as you start your new careers.”