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Amesbury police officer encourages others to join force

Amesbury police officer encourages others to join force

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 10:02am 9th March 2020. (Updated at 10:46am 9th March 2020)

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PC Myles Scott has been sharing his experiences as Wiltshire Police opens recruitment for new constables.

PC Scott, who's based at Amesbury station, has been chosen as one of the 'faces' of the campaign as he's colour blind.

He wears special glasses to help with his condition, and has featured in a new video: 

Wiltshire Police has explained more about why they're sharing Myles's story: 

"PC Scott came to HQ to take his annual fitness test refresher and was keen to share his story. Diversity is important to us and Myles shows how by being inclusive, we can help people achieve their potential.

"We're opening police officer 2021 recruitment on Monday and really want to encourage people of all ages and diverse backgrounds to consider a career in policing."

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The latest recruitment campaign is to find officers to join the force in 2021

POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT NOW OPEN 

An application process has opened this morning (Monday 9th March) for people wanting to join Wiltshire Police in 2021.

The force says they'll be taking 300 applications in this recruitment round. 

There are currently has 57 officers in training to join Wiltshire Police and a further 120 due to start in the next 12 months.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills said:

“We want our police force to look more representative of the communities we serve.

“That means hiring the best talent, reflecting our diverse communities. We’re particularly keen to attract people who may want to become a police officer, but have concerns that a certain characteristic, educational qualification or past experience may be holding them back.  

“Race, age, sexual orientation, gender and some disabilities may have been perceived as barriers to becoming a police officer. Today, this could not be further from the truth. 

“Our Positive Action team specialise in working with members of underrepresented groups to open up a career in policing to them. The team are available to help candidates with the application process and we are particularly keen to attract women and people from ethnic backgrounds, who are currently underrepresented in our workforce. If you have the passion and desire to become a police officer, we want to hear from you.”

There's more about the Wiltshire Police Officer Recruitment on their website. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29th March, or sooner if the 300 application target is reached.

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