Congratulations to Polly Mclean (01-08) who was one of 27 new police officers to attend a passing out ceremony at North Yorkshire police headquarters recently.
Polly successfully completed an intensive 17-week initial training course which included law, personal safety, search techniques, public order, first aid and a local community placement, all designed to prepare her for life on the beat. She also undertook a considerable amount of home study as part the course to qualify for the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing.
The passing out ceremony was hosted by Chief Constable Dave Jones on Friday 28 March 2014. He said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome these exemplary new officers to the service with their infectious pride, enthusiasm and desire to serve the public. They have joined a very dedicated, professional and high performing workforce at North Yorkshire Police and can look forward to an exciting, challenging and rewarding career with the police service.”
Polly, who will be based in Scarborough, will now start work on the beat under the guidance of a tutor constable for 15 weeks. After that, she will be able to patrol alone, but will be monitored and assessed during the rest of her probationary period. After two years she will be certified as a fully-fledged police officer.