In 2020 I am to help inspire people from a different background like me to become police officers. I’m from Eastern Europe and I can’t wait to serve my county by using my unique experiences to help people and hopefully have other people join us in the fight against crime too.
PC Gabriel Culcea

Serving since

September 2019

What did you do before the police?

I was a Taxi Driver!

Why did you join Essex Police?

To help make a change to our community.

What do you hope to achieve at Essex Police in 2020?

I want to gather as much experience as possible and learn everything I can.

Where area of the county are you going to be serving?

Chelmsford, Essex

What have you enjoyed about your training?

The people – my staff and colleagues, have been great.

What’s been your most memorable moment?

Practical assessments in full uniform – it was great and made me even more excited to start.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of becoming a police officer?

Don’t hold back, come and join our family now!

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