PC Rob Hance
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a Children and Young Persons Officer based in Harlow. I’m 47 years old and 6ft 3ins tall.
My biggest achievements in life are my two daughters, who are both now in full-time employment. I was also lucky enough to receive the award of Community Officer of the Year in 2011.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
That every day is different and challenging in its own way.
Why is diversity and inclusion so important in and outside of the workplace?
It is better to reflect the community we serve, to be able to understand community issues and tensions.
Were there any barriers to joining Essex Police?
No - I joined as a Police Cadet so the transition into the main force was fairly straightforward.
Why do you think it’s so important that our force values difference?
If difference isn’t valued and is just given lip service, then there is no integrity to it.
How has Essex Police as an organisation supported you in your career?
As a lead for the Christian Police Association, I have been given time off to support Christian officers and staff with any issues they may have been facing.
Tell us something interesting about your role?
In my role, I have the opportunity to work with young people, and potentially help them change their stars.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about joining Essex Police?
If you are looking for a career with countless opportunities, then join Essex Police.