30 Jan Passing out parade sees 19 new officers welcomed to the force
Nineteen new recruits proudly ‘passed out’ this afternoon and were welcomed into the force by Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner during a special ceremony at the Essex Police HQ in Chelmsford.
The 19 officers from intake C have spent the last 20 weeks training to be police constables and after pledging their commitment to serve the residents of Essex, were welcomed to the force in front of their loved ones.
Mr Kavanagh thanked the team for all of their hard work during their training and wished them well in their future as PCs.
Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: “It is privilege to recognise your hard work and dedication here today. It has been an enormous journey for you and going forward I expect you to continue to set the bar high for the people of this amazing county.
“Some of you may have dreamed of becoming police officers at school, others may be following in the footsteps of your family or colleagues, whatever your path; you all deserve to be here”.
During their training, the officers raised almost £1,000 for local charity, Essex Blood Runners. Officers held a charity raffle for police officers and staff across the county, raising £438. Top prizes included a luxury hamper and a Wilkins Tiptree Jam hamper, the raffle was drawn by Chief Constable, Stephen Kavanagh.