Meet Student Police Officer David!
Dave is a student officer on our current police constable training course.
He tells us how it was his childhood dream to become a police officer and how he has found the training so far.
Before starting the training to become a police officer I worked as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Dorset Police for just under five years and prior to that I worked in the automotive industry.
I have wanted to be a police officer since I was about nine years old after I saw the movie K9 as a child, which gave me the dream of becoming a police dog handler.
I have enjoyed the training so far, especially working with the other student officers to learn the various laws we need to remember for the job. Once I am operational I am looking forward to supporting all aspects of policing, especially preventing organised crime.
My dream is still to work within the Dog Section so I will be aiming for that once I have enough experience operationally and I would also like to progress through the ranks.
Dave explains how he thinks his experience as a PCSO will support him to become an effective police constable:
As a PCSO you rely mostly on communication skills to deal with situations. This will still be my main tool as a police officer, but I will also have more powers to help resolve situations.
Issued: 21 July 2015