From Liverpool Street to working on the beat
Sergeant Kayleigh Webster worked for a corporate insurance company in London but wanted a role that helped people. She started her role in Essex Police as a call handler and became a Special Constable before becoming a regular.
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From project resourcing to law enforcing
Taks went from managing projects to managing police officers as a Police Sergeant. He is proud to put on his uniform every day after looking up to his Dad who served in the Army.
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From 9-5 to feeling alive
Being a police officer is in Alfie’s blood, his Dad was in the police and Alfie was inspired from a young age to follow his footsteps. When the opportunity arose Alfie gave up his job in a toy shop to join the force for a more exciting career.
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From camera control to out on patrol
Bored of life behind the camera as a CCTV Operator, Daryl now works in his dream job as a police officer and has been in front of the camera for TV series, The Force: Essex.
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From the classroom to the briefing room
Former student Georgina completed college and applied to become a police officer. Now based at the Essex Police College, Georgina has studied the law and everything needed to become a Police Constable.
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From finger painting to fingerprinting
Karis went from working with children to living her childhood dream as a police officer. She applied online and after completing her course at the Essex Police College at the end of June, she will be posted to her local beat.
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From fixing plugs to chasing thugs
Former Electrician Kelly applied online to become a police officer because it was something she had always wanted to do. She loves that she is able to help the community and people in need.
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From ringing up tills to a life of more thrills
As a child, Matt dreamed of becoming a police officer when he grew up. After a short career in retail, he pursued his dream and enjoys life on the beat.
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From exercising the body to exercising the law
Rebecca worked as a PE teacher and fitness instructor but was always interested in a career in policing to make Essex a safer place to live and work. She has recently completed her training at the Essex Police College with a mixture or practical and theory training.
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From sales to cells
Former salesman Thomas wanted to work in a role that made a difference to people’s lives. He now works as a police officer and hopes to improve his local community through his role.
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From one force to another
Former Trainee RAF Pilot Zhak was keen to get back into a challenging role and faces different challenges every day as a police officer.
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From Special Offers to Special Operations
Former supermarket manager James wanted to part of something that mattered and made a difference to other people’s lives. He is now a police officer in Southend and responds to emergency calls to help those who need our help.
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From business suits to police boots
After growing a successful business to the point where it could operate independently, Jane took a step back as a business owner and made the move to a career she always wanted to do. After attending a recruitment event and speaking to serving police officers, Jane applied the next day. She was successful in her application and has been a student officer since June.
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Anti-Social Behaviour team
From bank clerk to youth work
It was always Jan’s dream to become a police officer and after a short stint working in a bank, she made her childhood dream come true and now works with children and young people to tackle anti-social behaviour.
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Rural and heritage crime team
From office sector to wildlife protector
Andy worked in London carrying out office maintenance but searched for a role where he could give back to society. He now works in a specialist role as a rural and heritage crime officer helping to protect rural communities and wildlife.
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Mental Health Street Triage Team
Pc Amy Howard - Mental Health Street Triage Team officer
From insurance to reassurance
Bored of an office job in insurance, Amy fancied a new challenge and now works with our Mental Health Street Triage Team to help vulnerable people.
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