Throughout your police career, you'll receive on-going training, support and guidance to ensure you're fully equipped to do your job safely and confidently. And while the vast majority of new recruits start off doing frontline police work, the opportunities for career progression are huge.

"If you embrace it, you're going to have a really rewarding career"

Hear DI Palmer, one of the stars of our new Behind the Badge series, talk about the support he's been given to help him progress throughout his 16 years in the police. 

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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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