Recruitment sessions to be held by Force

A series of events are being held to encourage local residents to join Northumbria Police.

The sessions in Alnwick and Berwick are for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the Force as an officer, as well as volunteering and learning more about policing in rural areas.

Superintendent Sharon Stavers said: “A career in policing is interesting, varied and rewarding with some great opportunities to make a difference in local communities, to develop a lasting career and become involved in a variety of roles.

“It is important that our police service is reflective of the communities we police and we want to let people living in rural areas know about the opportunities that are available to them.

“Local people have the local knowledge that is crucial to local policing, they are the best people to be policing their community and we want people to put that to use and consider a career in policing.”

One of the aims of the events is to raise awareness of the career development opportunities that exist.

Supt Stavers added: “I would like to reassure people that there are plenty of career development opportunities in the rural areas.

“I think being local to the area makes a huge difference and is beneficial and would encourage anyone who is interested in a career in policing to come along.”

The events take place at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre (Thursday, July 2, 4pm to 8pm), Alnwick Baptist Church (Thursday, July 9, 4pm to 8pm), The Swan Centre, Berwick (Monday, June 29, and Monday, July 6, 4pm to 8pm) and Morrisons, Berwick (Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, 11am to 3pm)