Our Behind the Badge series features five serving police officers from diverse backgrounds, each with a different story to tell. Here they talk about their experiences of joining the police and why they’ve never looked back.

PC Giwa, Greater Manchester Police

"People from my community telling me how proud they are"

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When I first joined the Force, my friend wasn’t too sure.

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As time goes on she has become more supportive.

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I think she is beginning to see the kind of support I am bringing to my community.

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It’s really important for us to have more representation in the Police Force

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This is our home,

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this is where we live, we have our children here,

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we have our families here.

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Having people from my community,

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coming to me and telling me how proud they are,

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seeing me in uniform or seeing me knowing that they have someone,

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one of their own in the Force, makes me feel on top of the world.

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If that is going to make you proud, make you feel fulfilled, 

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Then come and join the Police.

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PC Dixon, South Wales Police

"To show them there is someone like them within the Police"

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Fy rôl i yw swyddog troseddau casineb ac ymgysylltu,

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rhan o hynny yw i mi fod allan yn y cymunedau

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ac i ddangos iddyn nhw bod rhywun tebyg iddyn nhw o fewn yr heddlu.

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Mae'n bwysig i'r cymunedau rydyn ni’n eu gwasanaethu ymddiried ynddon ni

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ac iddyn nhw wneud hynny rwy'n credu ei bod hi'n bwysig i ni gynrychioli'r cymunedau rydyn ni’n eu gwasanaethu.

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Ers i mi ymuno â'r heddlu, rydw i wedi teimlo fy mod i'n cael fy nghefnogi

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p'un a yw hynny oherwydd fy mod i'n LDHT neu oherwydd fy nyslecsia neu fy ffydd a'm treftadaeth ddiwylliannol.

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Mae ganddon ni hyfforddiant croestoriadedd.

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Mae'n eich dysgu bod pawb yn unigolyn a dylai pobl gael eu trin yn wahanol yn ôl eu hanghenion.

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Rwy'n hoffi cynrychioli'r heddlu yn Cardiff Pride [Pride Caerdydd]

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oherwydd mae cannoedd a miloedd o bobl yn gwylio.

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Mae hynny'n dangos ei bod hi'n iawn gweithio i'r heddlu os ydych chi'n LDHT+ neu unrhyw un arall.

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PC Robinson, Staffordshire Police

"That opportunity to have such an impact on someone's life"

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Ymunais  i   fel swyddog cymorth cymunedol yr heddlu yn 2009.

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Gyda'r nod o ddod yn gwnstabl ac ro’n    i eisiau teulu hefyd.

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Mae'n dipyn o her ond rwy'n gweld bod yr heddlu'n deall yr angen am gydbwysedd da rhwng bywyd a gwaith.

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Felly maen nhw'n eithaf cefnogol.

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Ie, dw i ddim yn credu y bydd bod yn rhiant yn gwneud unrhyw wahaniaeth o gwbl o ran

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bod mewn gwaith a beth rydych chi'n ei wneud pan ydych chi yma.

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Cyn belled â'ch bod chi'n gallu gwneud y gwaith a'ch bod chi am symud i fyny

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a bod gennych chi’r uchelgais honno, yna bydd y llu'n eich cefnogi i wneud hynny.

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Rwy'n falch o fod yn swyddog Heddlu.

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Rwy'n hoffi'r ffaith fy mod i 

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mewn sefyllfa lle galla i wneud 

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gwahaniaeth i bobl.

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Boed hynny’n golygu helpu troseddwr, atal troseddu 

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neu'n helpu dioddefwr trosedd.

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Dw i ddim yn credu bod unrhyw swydd arall ar gael

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lle cewch chi’r cyfle hwnnw i gael cymaint o effaith ar fywyd rhywun.

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DI Palmer, North Yorkshire Police

"I definitely can't imagine the same day happening twice"

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When I think back over sixteen years,

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I definitely can’t imagine the same day happening twice.

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That’s one of the things I love about the job.

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It’s different, even now.

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There’s a massive amount of roles in the Police Service.

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You’ve got investigation, CID, firearms, you’ve got traffic,

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dogs, search team, a massive amount of roles out there.

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I feel lucky that I’ve always been really supported

 

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by my first and second line manager when I’ve wanted to progress,

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to develop, to do a different role when I’ve set out on the pathway to promotion.

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There is a fast-track scheme

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for people who are wanting to progress quickly,

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so you can move from PC to inspector.

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You’re going to have some amazing experiences,

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probably going to make some

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lifelong friends.

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And if you embrace it,

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you’re going to have a really rewarding career.

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PC Sarpong, Kent Police

"A sense of pride to be a part of such a positive force"

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I became an officer. 

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It’s something that I’d always sort of thought about, thought about it for a very long time.  
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I really strongly believe that, be the change you want to see.

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So, you know, I wanted to ensure that the police in my community were positive.

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It’s important for the police to be diverse.

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The community’s diverse.

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Obviously the police want to represent the community.

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In order to do so, they need everyone from different backgrounds.

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Intakes following me.

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I’ve seen Asian and Black backgrounds coming in 

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which is really positive.

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When I started on division, it was really nice.

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It was really easy to fit in.

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Everyone welcomes you straight away.

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It’s definitely a fun place to work.

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Everyone has a really good sense of humour

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and we like to have a laugh with people.

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It is like another family.

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It’s just a fun place to be. It’s a really nice environment to work in.

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The Police Force means family, it means community 

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and it just fills me with a sense of pride to be a part of 

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such a positive force. 

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