North Yorkshire Police welcome new recruits

New North Yorks police officers
New North Yorks police officers

North Yorkshire Police has welcomed 12 new police officers to the ranks following a transferee recruitment drive earlier this year.

The officers have joined North Yorkshire Police from forces across the UK and will soon be on the streets of York and North Yorkshire helping to keep our communities safe.

They are currently undergoing an induction course at police headquarters in Newby Wiske before being deployed to their respective stations next week.

Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome our new officers to the team. They join one of the highest performing forces in the country and will be working alongside some of the most dedicated and professional police officers and staff I have had the pleasure of working with.

“I’m also looking forward to hearing about any new ideas they can bring from their previous forces to help us improve the way we do things here in North Yorkshire.”

The new officers include two detectives; Detective Constables Wendy Dawson and Warren Peters. DC Dawson joins the force from Greater Manchester Police and will be based at Northallerton Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit. DC Peters has transferred from Thames Valley Police and will work at Selby CID.

In addition to DC Dawson, two new Safer Neighbourhood Officers will be based at Northallerton Police Station, they are PCs Lisa Jones and Clare Berriff, both from West Yorkshire Police.

PC Robert Campbell from West Yorkshire Police and PC Peter Cooper from Greater Manchester Police will join Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team.

York Safer Neighbourhood Team will be joined by three new officers, PC Nicola Peters from Thames Valley Police, PC Andrew Muir from Nottingham Police and PC Richard O’Connell from West Yorkshire Police.

PC David Minto joins the force from West Mercia Police will be based at Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Thirsk Safer Neighbourhood Team will also welcome one new member of the team.