Boost for North Yorkshire force as more bobbies go on the beat

Darlington and Stockton Times: The new recruits following the passing out ceremony with trainers Mick Boothroyd (left) and Fred Burn (right) The new recruits following the passing out ceremony with trainers Mick Boothroyd (left) and Fred Burn (right)

NEW faces will be patrolling the streets as 27 new police officers join the ranks of the North Yorkshire force.

The probationary officers are ready for action following a passing out ceremony held at police headquarters in Newby Wiske – and another 28 have just begun their initial training course.

The new officers have successfully completed their intensive 17-week course which included law, personal safety, search techniques, public order, first aid and a local community placement.

They also undertook a considerable amount of home study as part the course to qualify for the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing.

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan said: “Before I came into office, the former police authority had determined to reduce the number of police officers serving in North Yorkshire Police to reduce costs.

“When I consulted over the Police and Crime Plan, the message that came across loudest and clearest is that North Yorkshire’s public wants bobbies on the beat to keep communities safe.

“That was one reason why, shortly after coming into office, I and the Chief Constable reversed the police authority’s decision and North Yorkshire Police is now increasing its officer numbers as other forces are shrinking theirs.”

The 27 new recruits will now start work on the beat under the guidance of their tutor constables for 15 weeks. After that, they will be able to patrol alone, but will be monitored and assessed during the rest of their probationary period. After two years they will be certified as fully fledged police officers.

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3:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ian923 says...

A number of Officers have retired so I wonder by how many the number of officers has actually increased.
A number of Officers have retired so I wonder by how many the number of officers has actually increased. ian923
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3:38pm Mon 31 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Thank God for the return of hardworking, hopefully politically UNcorrect '****Dixon of Dock Green. 'Common sense and Pro-active Policing...... may be reborn. The last time I saw a 'real Polis' patrolling my street on foot was July 1974 the last days of 'proper foot patrol policing' before most excellent coppers were shunted into 'whizzing public unfriendly non-communicative Police Cars'. May their arrests for Crime, Drug Abuse, 'Anti-Social behaviour and vandalism',.... be many and frequent.
Thank God for the return of hardworking, hopefully politically UNcorrect '****Dixon of Dock Green. 'Common sense and Pro-active Policing...... may be reborn. The last time I saw a 'real Polis' patrolling my street on foot was July 1974 the last days of 'proper foot patrol policing' before most excellent coppers were shunted into 'whizzing public unfriendly non-communicative Police Cars'. May their arrests for Crime, Drug Abuse, 'Anti-Social behaviour and vandalism',.... be many and frequent. cushybutterfield
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3:43pm Mon 31 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

99 per cent of the intelligent Law-abiding British Public want 'non-liberal interference and/ or otherwise,** non-politically correct PRO ACTIVE POLICE ZERO TOLERANCE. You know it makes crime-prevention sense and they want Dartmoor Prison Work camp(s) reopened to educate any criminal workshy...
99 per cent of the intelligent Law-abiding British Public want 'non-liberal interference and/ or otherwise,** non-politically correct PRO ACTIVE POLICE ZERO TOLERANCE. You know it makes crime-prevention sense and they want Dartmoor Prison Work camp(s) reopened to educate any criminal workshy... cushybutterfield
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8:53pm Mon 31 Mar 14

louisewilson55 says...

Well done each and everyone of them. I know first hand how hard this 17 weeks training has been and am feeling very proud just now.
Well done each and everyone of them. I know first hand how hard this 17 weeks training has been and am feeling very proud just now. louisewilson55
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