Staffordshire Police student officer stars in latest national recruitment campaign
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A student officer from Staffordshire Police has been featured in the Home Office’s latest national Uplift campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers.
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) student, PC Tracy Robinson, was selected by the Home Office to talk about her experience balancing life as a police officer, student and being a mum.
Tracy joined the force as a Police Community Support Officer in 2009 and has been with Staffordshire Police since.
Whilst acknowledging being a police officer can be challenging, Tracy says the force understand the need for a good work-balance life and are fully supportive.
Tracy said: “I’m proud to be a police officer and I’m in a position where I can make a difference to people.
“Whether that be helping an offender, stop offending or helping a victim of crime.
“If you have ambitions of progressing within the force, we will support you.
“Being a police officer is a role like no other as no two shifts are ever the same. Every day is a new puzzle. When you manage to improve someone’s quality of life, whether it be a domestic situation, mental health issue or a problem in the community - it feels great.”
Staffordshire Police is among the top four forces in the country to have recruited the highest number of female officers so far under the Uplift programme which was launched in July 2019 as the government pledged to recruitment more officers by March 2023.
The force has also opened recruitment for police officers through the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) scheme which closes on 24 January.
An online Q&A will take place on Monday (17 January) between 6pm – 7pm for people to ask their questions about the PCDA route into policing.
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