York has another three police officers on the beat: PC Sarah Easton, PC Luke Alderson and PC Leon Dryden.
The trio recruits were among 14 officers welcomed to the force by Chief Constable Dave Jones at a passing out ceremony to mark the end of their 18-week, initial training course.
Chief Constable Jones, said the total number of new officers taken on this year is 69.
“But knowing they have saved someone’s life, protected the vulnerable or brought justice for victims will outweigh all these challenges.”
– Chief Constable Dave Jones
Julia Mulligan, police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, added her congratulations to the new recruits.
“Congratulations go out to the new recruits. I know they have worked very hard to get to this point, and can now look forward to going out into the community and putting all of their training into practice.”
– Julia Mulligan
The new recruits will start work on the beat under the guidance of their tutor constables for 15 weeks.
Then 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.