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Police and Crime Commissioner meets Home Secretary at visit to Thames Valley Police training centre

Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, alongside the Chief Constable, attended a visit from the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, at Sulhamstead on Thursday (28/10).

Home Secretary, Priti Patel paid a visit to Thames Valley Police’s training centre, to celebrate a record uptake in the force’s female, black, Asian and minority ethnic recruits over the last 12 months.

Matthew joined the Home Secretary and a class of aspiring officers during a lesson on interviewing suspects, accompanied by Thames Valley Police Chief Constable, John Campbell.

Matthew said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Home Secretary last week, to celebrate the positive impact of the National Police Uplift Programme over the last 12 months.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, it is encouraging to see how we have been able to utilise the uplift programme to enable Thames Valley Police to create a more diverse workforce – something we are always striving to do. This will only strengthen the relationship between our officers and the communities we serve.”

Thames Valley Police will be opening its officer recruitment programme again in early November. For further information, visit https://tvpcareers.co.uk/roles/police-officer/.