Introducing future Detective Constable Kelsey - one of the first ever crop of officers on Staffordshire Police's Degree Holder Entry Programme
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Staffordshire Police launched its first ever Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC DHEP) in partnership with Staffordshire University in November.
NAME: Kelsey Johnson
PREVIOUS POLICE EXPERIENCE: Staffordshire Police’s Northern Prosecution Hub and Knowledge Hub
INSPIRATION TO BE A DC: Emulating my aunt as a DI for Staffordshire Police
"I heard about this role through a colleague who was also interested in applying. I believed it was out of my reach, but once I had discussed the process with my colleague, I decided I would go for it as it seemed a perfect new route for me to try.
"My role at the Prosecution Hub was to ensure the effective management of criminal and traffic-related cases at the point of receipt from officers through to finalisation, and to support victims and witnesses to navigate the Criminal Justice System as smoothly as possible. I believe that my communication skills will transfer over well into my new role.
"My role at the Knowledge Hub involved undertaking research using a wide variety of sources to assess, evaluate and disseminate information to support decision making at a strategic, tactical and/or operational level. I believe my thorough research skills will be perfect for the role.
"But I rarely saw my projects come to fruition once I had completed and submitted the work, therefore I am just looking forward to taking full ownership of an investigation from beginnin-to-end and knowing I have done the best possible work for that injured party.
"I have had family members work for the police for as long as I can remember and I have always been interested in their day-to-day work. So when this opportunity came up it was too good to miss.