Five new police officers join the force in Harrogate

The group of 27 new officers who passed out on Friday are pictured at their passing out parade with their trainers and T/CC Lisa Winward (front right)
The group of 27 new officers who passed out on Friday are pictured at their passing out parade with their trainers and T/CC Lisa Winward (front right)

Five new police officers have joined North Yorkshire Police based at Harrogate station.

The new arrivals in town are part of a group of 27 newly-qualified officers across the county, who have just completed an initial 18-week training course and had their passing out ceremony.

The officers will be based in York (7), Harrogate (5), Scarborough (6), Selby (3), Northallerton (3), Richmond (1), Catterick (1) and Stokesley (1).

But there is no rest for the force training department as another 29 hopefuls have stepped into the classroom to become trained officers.

Temporary Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: "I’m delighted to welcome another intake of new trainees to the force.

"These new officers are as a result of our recruitment campaign to reach out to under-represented groups and communities and I am pleased to report that as a result we’ve seen the highest ever number of successful applications from minority groups.

"I wish them the best of luck with their training and their journey to one of the most exciting and rewarding careers there is.”