PC George Longhurst
What did you do before the police?
I studied English Language, Geography and Law at A level and then was a Special Constable for 10 months before joining to become a Police Constable.
Why did you join Essex Police?
It sounds very cliché but I have always wanted to be a police officer. I have lived in Essex all of my life and I enjoy helping people and serving the community. I am also keen to solve and investigate crime and being part of a huge team that tries to keep crime levels in Essex to a minimum. I’ve been doing this as a Special for the last year and I’ve loved it!
Which area of the county are you going to be serving?
I am going to be serving the area of Chelmsford and Maldon. I have lived in this area all of my life so I’m very much looking forward to serving this area as a Police Constable.
What have you enjoyed about your training?
It has to be all the friends I’ve made in college, some of which I consider as family not just friends, which is something that Essex Police creates. We all have each other’s backs and support each other which is something I’ve never experienced in another career.
What’s been your most memorable moment?
There’s been many memorable moments throughout the course, one of which was laughing with my friends at how awful everyone’s marching was at the start of the course but luckily we have improved!
Also it was great seeing how everyone has gained so much knowledge during our final assessed practicals and that we will all be able to put this into practice for real in just a few weeks’ time.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking of becoming a police officer?
Don’t be scared about the application process and don’t doubt your abilities. Sign up and you will not regret it!
If you would like to become a police officer like George, apply online today at www.essex.police.uk/fitthebill