“One of the best parts of the role is the variety – no two days are the same! "
“I have worked at Lancashire Police for just over five years now initially starting as a Police Control Room Operator and for the last three years as a Police Officer. Before I joined Lancashire Police I completed a degree in Anatomical Science and an MA in Forensic Anthropology.
“My family are really proud of my career, especially doing something to make a difference to the communities of Lancashire, something I am passionate about. One of the best parts of the role is the variety – no two days are the same! Every day I am challenged, work hard and use all my skills, which keeps the job interesting and fulfilling.
“I joined the police looking for a career which is varied and offers limitless opportunities to explore different roles and that is exactly what I have got. I am part way through an accelerated promotion scheme to become an Inspector and I’ve had lots of support and development opportunities and I’ve met people from all over the country.
“I think that to be a great police officer you need to have excellent communication skills, be able to treat people fairly and remain level headed and calm in stressful situations. If you think you can do that then I would encourage you to apply!”
Inspector Naadia Worden
"It is great that I get to make an impact on people’s lives.”
“I have been a Police Constable at Lancashire Police for just over one year. Before joining the police I worked in a solicitors firm after completing a Masters in Law. Whilst studying for my Masters I worked part time as a PCSO here at Lancashire Police, so had some idea of what a police officer does.
“I decided to become a police officer as I really missed helping people in need, so I jumped at the first opportunity to apply. My family and friends are all very proud of my role as a police officer. They know how much I enjoy helping people in need and it is great that I get to make an impact on people’s lives.
“I think the best part about the job, really is the variety of people I meet on a daily basis from both members of the public and my colleagues. I am quite a pro-active person and prefer to keep busy out and about in the community and talking to people. This is where really great communications skills are needed as I meet so many different people every day. It is such a change from working a 9 to 5 office job, the shift patterns are great and I feel like I get more free time.
“If I could offer any advice to someone considering applying to be a Police Officer it would be to reach out to an officer on the street. Every police officer I know would be very happy to chat to anyone and offer their advice. If you see me on the streets of Blackburn, come over and say hello!”
Police Constable Umar Ijaz
“I really can’t see myself working anywhere else”
“I have worked for Lancashire Police for over 7 years now, 4 years as a Police Control Room Operator taking 999 calls and the last 3 years as a Police Constable working in a Response role. Before I joined Lancashire Police I used to work at a local leisure centre.
“Helping people is second nature to me and one of the best parts about being a Police Officer is that I get to help the public every day. This can at times can be for quite stressful situations, however being able to help someone in their time of need is very rewarding.
“When I joined Lancashire Constabulary I was quite surprised at the variety of incidents that were reported. I am not sure many jobs can say that no two days are the same but it absolutely applies to working in the police.
“My family are very supportive of my career and super proud that I am fulfilling a lifelong dream. Quite a lot of my family work in emergency services and have inspired me to work in the police to serve members of the public.
“I really can’t see myself working anywhere else, so would absolutely recommend Lancashire Constabulary to anyone considering applying to become a police officer.”
Police Constable Kerry Nickson
"I am the first person in my family to be a police officer and all my family are very proud"
“I joined Lancashire Police in April 2020 on the Degree Holder Entry Programme so am very new to policing. Prior to joining the police, I was working as a Paralegal for two years having completed the LLB (Hons) Law degree.
“I applied to become a police officer because I really wanted to work in a role where helping people is of huge importance. In addition to this, when I researched the role I found that there is a huge amount of variety to the position which really appealed to me.
“My Dad has fully backed me in pursuit of this career and is very proud and happy that I was accepted as a police officer. I am the first person in my family to be a police officer and all my family are very proud and take an interest in what I am doing. I have just finished my Practical Safety Training (PST) which involved learning the correct technique to use handcuffs, how to transport detainees and the infamous PAVA spray training whereby a small amount is put in your eye.
“I am currently in the training period working 9am-5pm and am really looking forward to working shifts.
“If I could offer any advice to people thinking of applying is just go for it! I approached a couple of officers on routine patrol during my recruitment process and they kindly gave me some great insight into the role so definitely give that a try too!”
Police Constable Simran Singh
“The community I grew up in hold the police in high regard and achieving this role has made my family and friends very proud"
“I am currently a Sergeant in Response managing a team of police officers. I have been a police officer now for just over 18 years after spending a short time as an engineer. I decided to apply to become a police officer after looking for a role that can offer variety. I can honestly say that I deal with something different every day and this really keeps the role interesting.
“The community I grew up in hold the police in high regard and achieving this role has made my family and friends very proud. Working a shift pattern could be daunting to some but it works out great for me. I get lots of free time during the day which is perfect.
“I think anyone considering of applying to become a police officer should really do their research into the role and don’t be afraid to ask any officers you see about the role. Before you do apply though you need to make sure you have good mental resilience. I thought that this role would be a really good fit for my personality as I am calm, have common sense and am approachable. If you have these attributes then apply today!”
Sergeant Andy Green