South Norfolk Engagement Officer encourages those “from all walks of life” to apply for police roles as recruitment lines open

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South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires is encouraging people “from all walks of life” to apply for jobs in the constabulary, after recruitment lines reopened this week.

Both Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies say they are taking a “fresh approach” to the recruitment of police officers, with their new campaign focussing on the reality of being in the force in today’s society.

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires.

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires.

There will be opportunities to hear directly from those already serving with the Force through a series of short videos. Viewers will also be able to ask officers and staff directly any burning questions they may have around being a police officer via Facebook Live.

PC Squires told the Diss Express: “Policing has changed over the years, becoming a police officer is now about being an integral part of the community and being able empower people to influence what we do, not just about tackling crime and anti social behaviour.

“We have a varied amount of roles within the Constabulary, and we seek to recruit from all walks of life and backgrounds.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore added: “I’m really pleased Suffolk Constabulary is recruiting additional police officers once more. Policing is a fantastic career with a wide range of disciplines and opportunities.

We have a varied amount of roles within the Constabulary, and we seek to recruit from all walks of life and backgrounds

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires

A Facebook Q and A session will be held on Norfolk Police’s Facebook page, allowing viewers to ask questions about the recruitment process.

Videos of officers and student officers already in the role talking about why they work for the police will be released throughout the recruitment window while new recruits can be followed on @SPoliceStudents and @NPoliceStudents as they work their way through the their bespoke training.

Visit www.suffolk.police.uk/join-us for further information on how to apply and to request an application pack.

Tim Passmore

Tim Passmore