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Hello, Hello, Hello… Surrey Police Welcomes 75 Recruits, Including ‘Fast-Track’ Officers

Published on: 8 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 10 Oct, 2020

This week, 75 recruits have signed on for Surrey Police, including officers as part of the UK’s first fast-track development programme.

These officers are also among the first nationally to enter the intensive two-year detective constable Degree-Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) which offers specialist training in investigations.

Twenty-four new officers have started the police constable degree apprenticeship and 23 on the DHEP.

Five of the new Surrey Police recruits: Scarlett, Laura, Catherine, Sam and Emily

They come from all walks of life and backgrounds but share an overarching passion for making a difference and helping those in need.

PC Carr said: “I have just finished a three-year law degree and knew I wanted to go into some form of law enforcement, but for many years I wanted to work as a lawyer.

“But I realised I would miss the human element of work going into this field and talking to ordinary people every day, so I decided to pursue a career in the police and I am so glad I did. All my previous jobs have been focused on people, and I cannot wait to be in the community, helping people that need it most

“I lost my Mum unexpectedly, in August this year, and this has put everything into perspective for me. I cannot wait to start a career which I feel so passionate about, to be able to help those that most need it through dark times and put the skills I will learn into practice.”

Kevin Smith, part of the learning and professional development team, said: “We are really excited that the fast-track detective programme has started here.

“This route into policing, along with the constable apprenticeship, DHEP and the PCSO apprenticeship are designed and delivered by our team and partners. Surrey and Sussex police are proud to be the first forces to go live with these innovative programmes that are giving our officers and staff the skills they need for policing in the 21st century.”

The DC DHEP is a two-year practice-based programme leading to a diploma in Professional Policing Practice and accreditation as a detective.

The recruits are employed as police officers from day one. They will train and gain frontline experience in policing before specialising in investigations and working towards their accreditation as a detective. They will then join investigation teams or safeguarding units across Surrey.

Surrey Police says: “If you think this could be you, we’re recruiting for officers now. Find out more here: https://www.surrey.police.uk/police-forces/surrey-police/areas/careers/careers/police-officer-jobs/”

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test One Response to Hello, Hello, Hello… Surrey Police Welcomes 75 Recruits, Including ‘Fast-Track’ Officers

  1. Colin R McCarthy Reply

    October 10, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    It is nice to know that the Surrey Police has recruited 75 people to its force and I offer them and Surrey Police my best wishes.

    I assume that recruitment is done on an annual basis and I know there are many areas of professionalism in the police which need to be reviewed from time to time.

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