Welcome to the force: 38 new recruits are added to police ranks in Bedfordshire
PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 January 2016
A clutch of new recruits have completed their initial police training and cheered their new careers at a passing out dinner hosted by Bedfordshire's chief constable and senior colleagues.
The new intake – welcomed into the force by chief constable Jon Boutcher, Chief Supt David Boyle, Det Supt Mark Tobutt and Supt Mark Upex – is the fourth to join the force since the end a recruitment freeze in 2014. They will now join police colleagues in helping to protect people, fight crime and keep Bedfordshire safe.
The celebration for the new recruits and their families was held at police headquarters in Kempston, with new recruits joined by members of their families.
Chief Supt Boyle said: “Passing out is one of the most important times in a police officer’s career, and it is always an honour to share these celebrations with the new recruits and their families.
“All 38 here this evening have worked very hard to get to this point, and I look forward to hearing about their successes in the future.”