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Event reminder - Meet TVP - Positive Action Police Officer Discovery Event

Alert message sent 06/05/2021 13:17:00

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Our online event is fast approaching this Sunday, 9 May, 2pm-5pm. 
There is still time to sign up and learn more about what a career in policing can offer -  you can register using the following link: Event Brite registration link 

Thames Valley Police’s Positive Action & Engagement Team (PAET) invites those from a Black, Asian or Minority-Ethnic background to attend our online Careers Discovery Event.

There has never been a better opportunity to join policing. The national Police Officer Uplift programme, which aims to recruit an additional 20,000 new officers over the next three years, presents a unique, once in a generation chance to positively impact representation within forces across England and Wales. Thames Valley Police (TVP) is keen to seize upon this moment.

Policing has certainly featured heavily in the media over the past year, as we have policed the pandemic and various protests relating to highly emotive social, political and economic issues, along with responding to other high profile incidents. 

Some of the media coverage of recent events could prompt people to question whether a career in the police is for them. 

The aim of our event is to provide honest information that will inform, inspire and encourage serious consideration of this diverse career. Policing is a career that offers the opportunity to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and our communities, in a way that no other job can. 

At TVP, we believe that difference really can make a difference. 

About the Event
During our discovery event, you will hear from the PAET team themselves about their experiences of joining TVP, the reasons why they joined, their career journeys, the challenges they have encountered and overcome, and how the service has been supportive of them as officers from Black and Asian backgrounds.

You will also hear from a number of specialist teams and departments that will highlight the breadth of opportunities a career in policing can offer. These include:
  • Roads Policing Unit                
  • Incident Response                  
  • Surveillance
  • Mounted Policing Unit             
  • Neighbourhood Policing          
  • CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)
  • Tactical Dog Unit                     
  • Armed Response  
  • Investigation (including Force CID, Major Crime, Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit)
In addition, representatives from our Recruitment and Vetting teams will be on hand to discuss the application process and what you can expect.

So if you have ever been curious but are unsure if this is for you ... “Will I fit in?  Will I have the support to progress? Will my personal beliefs and culture be accepted and supported?  Do I need to be a certain height or level of fitness?”
This is your chance to find out more and ask questions.

About the Positive Action and Engagement Team
The Positive Action and Engagement Team (PAET) is made up of four serving officers; PC Misbah Ali, PC Sylvia Masih-Gill, PC James Morgan and PC Yasser Zubair led by DS Marcia Hardy. 
The role of the team is to focus on building engagement in our under-represented communities and encourage people from Black, Asian and Minority-Ethnic communities to consider a career in policing.  As well as focusing on outreach work in the communities, the team supports applicants through the recruitment process and works to improve retention by supporting BAME individuals already in force with personal and professional development, promotion and progression. 
Read more about the PAET’s first year of action: https://tvpcareers.co.uk/paets-first-year-of-action

To Sign Up to Attend the Event
As a police service, we are committed to furthering diversity and inclusion. This event is a positive action event for individuals from a BAME background only so please only sign up if this event is relevant to you: Event Brite link available here

TVP as an employer 
Thames Valley Police has a number of very active staff support networks; including faith-based groups, the Thames Valley Women’s Network and a recently launched Men’s Forum. These important peer-support groups act as a critical friend to the organisation; championing improvements to policies and practice that improve the working lives of those within the force and offer a way to build networks, share common experiences, concerns and develop solutions.
One of our most active networks is SAME or the Support Association for Minority Ethnic staff; we caught up with newly elected Chair DI Quoc Vo and Deputy Chair DC Zoe Luno to find out more about them and their vision for the group moving forward: You can read their article here.
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