A group of new police officers has been officially sworn in.
The 16 Derbyshire Police recruits include three former PCSOs, seven special constables, an ex-soldier, a prison officer and an activity instructor. They range in age from 22 to 47.
Mick Creedon, the force’s Chief Constable, said he was pleased to see his new employees start their jobs.
“I am delighted the constabulary has recruited 16 new officers who will be based across the county,” he said.
“We are now bringing fresh blood into the organisation and it is tremendous that there is a group of new recruits who will now join the officers and staff of this force.”
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Assistant Chief Constable Karl Smethem and the county’s police and crime commissioner Alan Charles.