New police recruits graduate

By Monmouthshire Beacon/Chepstow Beacon in Crime

TWO new Gwent Police recruits will be deployed in Monmouthshire after a group of 20 graduated last week.

The 20 officers took part in the ’passing out parade’ on Friday, 3rd February.

The ceremony, which took place at the Christchurch Centre in Newport, marked the completion of the officers initial 15 week training course, where the recruits learned and developed the skills required to be a police officer.

The ceremony was a day of proud celebration for the officers and their families, many of whom have been focused on this moment for many years.

The officers will now take up front-line policing roles in communities throughout Gwent, whilst undertaking another two years of on-the-job training.

Out of the 20 new recruits, Monmouthshire will welcome PC Ceri Parker who is going to Monmouthshire South and PC Fiona McDowell is going to Monmouthshire North. 

PC Ceri Parker talked with excitement about the future, he said: "Today I pass out after 15 weeks training. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in training and can now count my 19 classmates as friends for life.

“I am looking forward to the challenges I face on the streets of Gwent and promise to serve the public to the best of my ability."

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