New police recruits sworn in at ceremony

Chief Constable Mick Creedon.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon.

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Sixteen new police recruits have been presented with their warrant cards after being sworn in at a ceremony.

The 12 men and four women attended an attestation ceremony last night, where they swore an oath to the Queen.

They are aged between 22 and 37 and will serve across Derbyshire.

Laura East, aged 27, Stephanie Jackson, 25, and Daniel Appleby, 24, all from Sheffield, are among the new recruits.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “It’s always a proud moment to see new constables being sworn in.

“They are at the start of what will be a tremendously exciting and hopefully very rewarding career.”

This week the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner agreed to set a starting salary of £21,999 for the new bobbies.

Mr Charles said: “People who live, work in or visit Derbyshire rightly expect us to recruit the very best candidates to help keep them safe.

“The Chief Constable and I both agree that we need to attract high calibre, well qualified candidates.”

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