City of London Police launches new recruitment campaign to find applicants who “fit the bill”
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City of London Police has launched a new recruitment campaign to recruit up to 100 new constables as part of its commitment to the national Police Uplift Programme (PUP).
The recruitment campaign will see officers out in the City of London and surrounding areas of London, engaging with the public to encourage applicants to apply to become a constable at the City of London Police.
Chief Superintendent Rob Atkin MBE, from the City of London Police, who is leading the campaign, said:
“The City of London Police is a great place to work and we want to encourage people who are eager to make a difference to think about joining us to start their career in policing.
“Policing is an amazing career that you can really shape yourself. Being a police officer comes with its risks – but it is a unique role and you will find yourselves in situations you wouldn’t have dreamt of.
“We look for people who can live and embody the values that are most important to us in the City of London: professionalism, integrity and compassion. If you recognise those qualities in yourself, then you will be a good fit for us and we look forward to receiving your application.”
The force is particularly keen to encourage applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, women and those from the LGBT community.
The force is keen to support applicants looking to apply and applicants can email [email protected] with any queries they may have.
To find out more about applying to become a constable at the City of London Police, please click here.
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Katie started her career in policing after graduating from university in 2007. She spent a number of years working on child abuse and homicide investigations before transferring to the City of London Police.
Katie transferred to the City of London Police to join the force’s Economic Crime Directorate as she wanted to maintain an interesting and challenging role.
Katie said: “No two days are the same working in the police service. You meet people you would never usually get a chance to know and your actions can really make a difference. You are privy to some of the most momentous moments in people’s lives: both good and bad. I feel this is a real privilege and a part of policing that cannot be quantified.”
Paul joined City of London Police in 2020 at the age of 44. He had always wanted to be a police officer and decided to take the plunge after his children had grown up. He had concerns that his age would be a barrier for joining but said he “could not have been more wrong”.
Paul said his previous life experiences have helped him with situations that he has faced on the streets since joining the force and he hopes to be able to support and provide guidance to recruits as they go through the process and start their career “which really is the best job in the world”.
Mitch started his career in policing at 18 years old and acknowledges how it is both “a daunting yet exciting prospect” but said it’s also “incredibly rewarding with experiences that no other career can offer”.
Mitch said: “Having transferred to the City of London Police three years ago, I would thoroughly recommend applying – policing the historic City and beyond, with all the challenges and complexities that presents. I’ve been lucky to have some fantastic opportunities so far in my career and I’m keen to help others to achieve their goals and ambitions.”
Paul joined the City of London Police three years ago and is currently a detective within the force’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). Paul said working in the City has given him many opportunities and different experiences, from working for licensing during the night time economy to being involved in policing demonstrations.
Paul said: “The City of London is excellent at promoting a diverse workforce and upskilling those within, providing courses and talks to officers and staff on a multitude of diversity areas to educate and demystify.”