Student Police Officer Tommy Wright

I was proud to wear the jersey and now I'm proud to wear the uniform.

Tommy Wright sitting in the stands of a football ground.

35 year old Tommy Wright will be a familiar face to many football fans, having played professional football since 2002 for clubs including Leicester City, Blackpool and Aberdeen before going on to enjoy a successful coaching and managerial career.

He was coaching Mansfield Town when a police recruitment advert caught his eye. Having achieved everything he’d set out to do in football, he was ready for a new challenge where he could put his skills as a team player, communicator and people manager to good use, and make a difference in the community. 

Nearly 20 years on from his footballing debut with Leicester City, he’s now hugely proud to be representing Leicestershire Police. Hear him talk about his footballing career, what he’s enjoying most about his move into policing and his Chief Constable’s view of how valuable the life skills and experience people like Tommy bring to policing can be.

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