PC Jamone Campbell
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We have welcomed 451 new officers to Essex Police since March 2020 and 25-year-old Jamone Campbell is one of them.
Here he tells us why he wanted to become a police officer and what it means to him having completed his initial training.
“In Essex Police, I’ve found there’s a role, a job and a place for everyone”
"I grew up in Birmingham and moved to Essex when I was 18. I wanted a different life. Before I applied to join the police, I was the manager of a restaurant. It was fast-paced but I felt I didn’t have enough power over those who were threatening other people.
"In the past I’ve been bullied and want to help others see the truth about different races and cultures. I want to help change people’s views for the better.
"I had a few doubts before I joined. I was never very academic, and I applied for the army but was rejected for health reasons because I get eczema. Essex Police isn’t looking to exclude people, they accept us.
"I’ve really enjoyed the course and I’ve been really surprised by my own attainment. I never thought I’d get this far and I’m very proud of it. It’s only left me wanting more.
"I’d like to go into a community policing team. It’s more proactive and I can assess what the community really needs help with and then try to solve it.
"I’ve always had a feeling of not belonging and wanting to fit in somewhere. In Essex Police I’ve found there’s a role, a job and a place for everyone."
Essex Police continues to grow and that means more officers to help you, keep people safe and catch criminals.