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Bumper batch of bobbies join Cumbria Police
4:36pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
A BUMPER batch of bobbies have joined Cumbria Constabulary this week in a bid to provide more visible policing.
The group of 36 takes the number to join the force this year to 93.
In January, 13 new officers started and then a further eight in March. The third instalment saw 18 officers join in June followed by a further 18 in September.
All 93 will work in areas spanning across the county following a training period where they will develop policing skills that they will use on day-to-day basis.
Those that joined in January, March and June are already working in their respective areas.
Temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson said: "I am delighted to welcome our new recruits to Cumbria Constabulary. It is important that we get fresh ideas from new people coming into the organisation and I believe that these new recruits can do a great job for the local communities they will end up serving.
"The Police Constables we have joining us will no doubt be excited to take the first steps in their new career, it is imperative that they now make the most of their basic training and learn the skills that each and every Cumbria Police Officer requires to complete their day-to-day work.
"New recruits mean that we can get more officers out into the communities that we serve and offer a more visible policing service."
One of the new recruits, PC Nathan Greenhow said: "I am excited at the prospect of serving the communities of Cumbria. I have always wanted to be a Police Officer and I’m glad that I now have that chance.
"I have worked as a PCSO in Bristol and I have family that work in Cumbria so I am looking to transfer my experiences and advice that I have been given into my new role."
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