Ten new Guernsey Police officers began their training this month, after a "competitive" selection process involving nearly 40 applicants.
Potential recruits are put through a number of different exercises, including a fitness assessment and a formal interview process, before successful candidates are selected.
After an "intensive" 17-week training course, they will join their colleagues as frontline officers.
According to Head of Law Enforcement Rauri Hardy, this is the highest single intake of officers for a long time.
“Ensuring we have local recruits and grow local talent is a key part of maintaining the service’s links with the community,” he said.
Pictured: Head of Law Enforcement, Ruari Hardy.
“The high number of applications shows the esteem the service is in, and the desire of people within our island to serve the community. I am also very pleased to see the diversity in terms of the recruits’ backgrounds and previous life experience.”
He added that working in Law Enforcement is a "challenging" but "satisfying and rewarding" experience: “despite the challenges, the range of opportunities and specialisms is extensive, and we offer a career like no other in the Bailiwick.
“The organisation will invest in their training, and I wish them all well as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their lives in serving the Bailiwick in keeping our island safe.”
Pictured top: The ten new recruits.
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