Introducing future Detective Constable Lily - 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: Lily Rowley
PREVIOUS POLICE EXPERIENCE: Police Special in Merseyside
INSPIRATION TO BE A DC: Community engagement and supporting those in need
"I saw this role advertised on Staffordshire Police’s Facebook page and immediately applied. I've always been interested in the investigative side of policing so this route seemed perfect for me.
"I hope that all the things I enjoyed and learnt in my History and Criminology degree from the University of Liverpool like analysing information and sources will be really helpful in my detective career. I was a special in Merseyside which gave me a great insight into the role. I worked in a particularly economically deprived area which helped me recognise the importance of supporting those most vulnerable, recognising vulnerability and making sure victims of crime have a positive interaction with the police. These skills will be of the utmost importance in my role as a detective.
"I've volunteered in the community since I was quite young. Through my work with the Brownies I have enjoyed supporting young people and helping them learn vital skills. Both this and being a key worker in the Covid-19 crisis made me realise how important community engagement and supporting those in need was to me. It therefore furthered my interest in pursuing a career within the police.