We have this week welcomed fifty new officers to the front line of the Lancashire Constabulary family.
And the new recruits will now be heading out across the county to begin their careers serving and protecting the communities of Lancashire.
Two attestation ceremonies were held at Lancashire Constabulary HQ this week to swear in the new officers who have joined through the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)
The recruits were sworn in by Chief Constable Chris Rowley and Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett and joined by family and friends.
PC Awais Hussain said “The attestation ceremony is a really special day for me and my family, as this is the beginning of my career as a Police Constable. I am devoting my time and effort to serving communities and that is really important to me.”
PC Victoria Hill said “It is great to share this special day in front of my family in particularly my dad as he worked at Lancashire Constabulary. He is my inspiration and I hope that I can achieve just as much in my career as he did.”
Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: "It’s fantastic to officially welcome these new officers to the Lancashire Constabulary family. They have been through a rigorous selection and training programme and I am immensely proud of what they have achieved so far and I look forward to following their careers as they help and protect the communities of Lancashire.
“These officers are expected to be role models in the community by upholding the very highest standards of public service, preventing and fighting crime and keeping our communities and people safe, putting victims at the heart of everything they do and delivering an outstanding service to the public.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden said: “"It has been fantastic to congratulate our newest officers at the two attestation ceremonies this week and welcome them into the Lancashire policing family.
"They have a clear energy and enthusiasm to get stuck in and make a difference. Lancashire is one of the best places and forces to be a police officer and I'm looking forward to seeing familiar faces from these attestations out on the streets increasingly over the coming months and years as they gain the training and experience they need to keep people safe.
"As recruitment continues following the announcement of my budget for 2022/23 I am pleased that we are going to see more officers join the force to deliver on the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan, take the fight to criminals and protect people."