PC Katie Wilshire
Serving since: June 2019
What did you do before the police?
I was completing my master’s degree in criminology and criminal psychology. I also worked part-time in a nightclub as a supervisor.
Why did you join Essex Police?
I wanted to help people and improve people’s lives.
Which area of the county are you going to be serving?
What have you enjoyed about your training?
I’ve liked going out on shift and being thrown into the deep end – this has helped me learn quickly!
What’s been your most memorable moment?
I’ve really enjoyed sharing all of our experiences as a group and feeling supported by people going through the same journey.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking of becoming a police officer?
Just go for it, if you have the initial thought to do it, apply and take it all as it comes. Good luck and see you on duty!