Search for new police officers

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 September 2016

Police to recruit new officers.

Police to recruit new officers.


More than 100 new police officers are needed to help tackle crime and make communities across North Somerset safer.

Avon and Somerset Police is looking for around 128 new recruits to join the service.

Anyone interested in becoming a police officer has until noon on Monday to apply.

Chief constable Andy Marsh said: “I want us to be the best police service we can be, and to do this we must reflect the rich culture and diversity of the communities we serve.

“Underneath the uniform, we are people just like you with families, pets and hobbies.

“Some of us want to give something back to our community, others enjoy the unpredictable nature of our work.

“We are not looking for ready-made police officers, but honest and motivated people who could hold a position of trust and provide an outstanding service to our communities.

“This is a job like no other and I am passionate about attracting people from the widest possible pool of talent.”

The service is looking for a wide variety of friendly and enthisuastic applicants who are keen to make a difference.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I’m delighted that the constabulary is once again recruiting new police officers.

“Policing is a challenging and rewarding job and it is vital that the service reflects the communities it serves.

“I would encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.”

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