Five new police officers have joined the ranks at States of Jersey Police.
PCs James Alcock, Hannah Amy, Craig Fosse, Paul Hopper and Iain McCallum were all sworn in at a ceremony at the Royal Court.
The new officers were recruited locally in 2018 and have been waiting for spaces on the force to become available.
They will fly to the UK to complete their 10 week initial training with Norfolk Constabulary, before completing another 10 weeks of training under supervision of an experienced officer in Jersey.
The new recruits will replace officers who have left the force over the past year.
Acting Chief Inspector Mark Hafey says it is a moment to be proud of.
It’s always a proud moment when we bring new officers into the force. They’re about to undertake some world-class training with Norfolk Constabulary and we look forward to welcoming them back in December to commence supervised frontline duties.”
– Acting Chief Inspector Mark Hafey
110 people applied for the force’s recruitment campaign with 87 making it through the initial filter, 35 of which were female.
The applicants now face a series of mental and physical suitability tests before they can be allowed to join the force.