New constables for Cambridgeshire

FORTY-one new police officers are to be presented with their warrant cards at an attestation ceremony.

The ceremony will take place this evening (November 17) at Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ at Huntingdon.

The 29 constables and 12 PCSOs are the first intake of new officers for the force since June last year.

Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour will present the student officers with their warrant cards and they will be sworn in by Magistrate Benjamyn Damazer.

The student officers will then embark on the initial police learning and development programme (IPLDP).

The constables will undergo 16 weeks of training before being posted to stations across the force, where they will receive further tutorship on the job for 10 weeks.

Twelve of the new constables were previously PCSOs in Cambridgeshire.