To encourage more people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join the police, we've talked to some of our current Student Officers to find out why they joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Read Student Officer Smith's experience below.
“I'm very excited for the career I have ahead of me. From my previous experience with Women’s Aid, I see myself specialising in Public Protection.”
Why did you join the Police Service?
I joined the police after I graduated from university where I studied Psychology. During my degree, I also volunteered with Women’s Aid and it was through this work that I felt a strong connection in helping and supporting people - it is something I am deeply passionate about.
I felt that the role of a police officer would enable me to make a difference and keep people safe.
What are you enjoying most about the Student Officer Training?
This is completely different to working a desk job! Although you’ve to put in a lot of work, I have thoroughly enjoyed my training in the Police College.
What do you hope to achieve as a Police Officer?
I'm very excited for the career I have ahead of me. From my previous experience with Women’s Aid, I see myself specialising in Public Protection.