43 New Police Officers for Kent
18th December 2018
KENT Police has welcomed 43 new police officers in the largest Passing Out Parade the force has hosted in 20 years.
After 19 weeks of training the new officers are now set to start their duties serving the people of Kent.
Chief Constable Alan Pughsley QPM and Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott congratulated the recruits in front of their friends and family at the Kent Police Training College, Maidstone, on Friday 2 November.
He said: “It fills me with great pride to welcome so many new officers to this outstanding organisation.
“Our 43 newest recruits are joining an extremely dedicated team of officers, staff and volunteers who are focused on protecting our communities and putting victims at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a better time to become a police officer in Kent.”
The new recruits are part of an extra 200 officers policing the county, funded from an increase in local Council Tax.