End of training

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Ten new police officers took part in a “passing out parade” to mark the end of their training.

The officers, who will be posted across the county, were inspected by Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour and watched by family as they marched.

The parade took place at 2pm on Friday (August 16) at Monk’s Wood, near Alconbury, on the last day of their 10 weeks of training.

In a speech, Mr Feavyour, who retires next week and was recently awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for services to policing, congratulated the constables and reflected on his 30-year career.

He said: “You are sworn police officers. Being a police officer brings with it extraordinary powers, including the power of arrest – to deprive someone of their liberty; and routinely to interfere in the lives of others to maintain the Queen’s Peace and uphold the law.

“I believe that in assuming these extraordinary powers also comes extraordinary responsibility – responsibility to use those powers wisely. And I think that a good test of whether you are exercising that responsibility wisely is how little you have to resort to those powers.”

The officers were presented with their warrant cards and sworn in at an attestation ceremony in June.

Of the officers taking part, three will be posted to Peterborough, two to Cambridge, two to Huntingdon, one to Fenland, one to South Cambs and one to East Cambs.