Keeping the public safe - nine new police officers join Cambridgeshire Police.

Passing out parade for nine new Cambridgeshire Police officers

Passing out parade for nine new Cambridgeshire Police officers - Credit: Archant

Nine new police officers took part in their passing out parade and have officially joined the Cambridgeshire force.

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hopkins commemorated the joining of the new recruits alongside their families and dignitaries including Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright.

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hopkins said: “They are keen, enthusiastic and really want to get out and deliver a great service to the public of Cambridgeshire.

“I am also pleased that in Cambridgeshire we can continue to recruit to keep our strength up. Whilst officer numbers is not the only measure of our capability, we are determined, despite the financial pressures, to sustain our ability to keep the public safe.

“These officers will be joining a hard-working, but stretched front line. I know they will have an immediate positive impact, and will work together in their new teams to fight crime and protect the public of Cambridgeshire.”

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The parade took place on the last day of the recruits 16 weeks of training.

The officers, who have been posted across the county and are now making an immediate contribution to policing the county’s streets.

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They were watched by family and friends as they marched.

Various demonstrations took place on the day including a roads policing unit vehicles demonstration, an officer safety equipment demonstration and a display from the dog section. There was also a guided tour of the police museum.

The officers three will be posted to Peterborough, three to Cambridge, and three to South Cambs.

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