J U N E
Women AT WORK TRAILBLAZING THE WAY FORWARD
I was encouraged to join the police by my dad and being the first female officer in my family, I’ve always led the way and pushed the boundaries. Being able to share that journey with my community, sharing how I’ve developed and progressed has made me a role model. That’s not something I take lightly – I’m passionate about helping and supporting the development of our future female leaders. Motivation can come in many guises, my experience taught me that I could have a real impact in policing and that I had the qualities needed to go further. Support from my peers and practical advice from how to present myself at interview to how to manage my nerves have all played a role in getting me to where I am today.
I am grateful for the brilliant people I have worked with who have given me the gift of their time to help develop me. Having the unwavering support of friends and family are at the core of my successes. Even when I haven’t been successful, they continue to encourage me. I’m proud of what we do, building confidence and trust by highlighting the positive work BTP are achieving, the focus on violence against women and girls, and the desire
and commitment to encourage different communities to join our workforce. I have enjoyed the different roles I have been in from CID to operational response and this has kept me focussed and involved. If you want to do the best you can to help people, and if you want to be a part of how we make things better for the future, then take a look at a policing. It’s an incredibly challenging, but ultimately very rewarding career.
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