Tuesday, March 5, 2024

New cops on recruitment beat

Three new Tairāwhiti Police Constables are encouraging others to follow their lead in becoming a member of NZ Police.

Constables Komal Kaur, Katy Trew and Ian Tichborne are all frontline officers in Gisborne and say they wouldn’t want to be doing any other job.

Komal graduated from the Police College just over a year ago. Before applying for Police, she completed the EIT Services Pathway Programme in Gisborne, which gives students a taste of life in the services or the Police.

She says her biggest challenge in getting into the Police was the fitness requirements.

“With the support of other Police officers I was able to pass the test and joined the first Police Wing into Police College after the COVID lockdown,” she said.

Constable Katy Trew says she loves going to work and dealing with the wide variety of Police connect with.

“Just recently I spoke to some children who were being bullied and I also spoke to the alleged bully. I was able to give them advice and work through ways of improving the situation,” says Katy.

Tokomaru Bay bred Constable, Ian Tichborne always wanted to join Police but says he was keen to get some life experience first. So, he spent nine years in the army before fulfilling his dream and becoming a Police officer.

“It’s an awesome job. Every day is different and as Police officers we are in a position to help make a difference in people’s lives,” says Ian.

Ian’s advice to those considering a career in Police is to not give up.  

“Come along next week and see for yourself – you may have what it takes.”

WHAT: New Zealand Police – Gisborne Police Recruitment Evening
WHERE: Venue – Gisborne Police Station – 8 Gladstone Road, Gisborne
WHEN: Wednesday 25 January 2023  – 5:45pm – 7:30pm
WHO: Contact Senior Sergeant Tina Smallman if you have any queries.
Email RecruitTairawhiti@police.govt.nz
Visit www.newcops.govt.nz

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