Evidence that course prepares students for career with Police

“As I have got into Staffordshire Police as a Constable I have found Phil Lee to be really supportive and the lecturers have been really supportive with my application and my career so far."

Katie Adams, BSc(Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation

Three BSc(Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation graduates have secured jobs with Staffordshire Police. Katie Adams, Stacey Fenton and Eloise Bowen have all begun various roles within the county’s force.

Stacey Fenton of Stoke-on-Trent now works in police custody as a Custody Officer.

Stacey said: “The past three years have been fantastic I’ve learnt so much. My new role involves taking finger prints and DNA when somebody gets arrested, and then taking their photograph and drug test them as well.”

“The course has been really helpful, the lecturers helped me with my application and the course has helped me with the policing side a lot.”

New Police Constable, Katie Adams praised Lecturer Phil Lee who helped her with her application to the force.

Katie said: “I applied for Staffordshire Police last year and got taken into the September intake 2013, and got sent out to Tamworth Police Station in April. 

“As I have got into Staffordshire Police as a Constable I have found Phil Lee to be really supportive and the lecturers have been really supportive with my application and my career so far.

Katie believes the BSc(Hons) Policing and Criminal and Investigation course’s practical elements really helped her ahead of her police training.

“Things like the role plays and learning how to take statements really helped me through my police training. People have commented on how well I have done the training and it’s all from the practice at the University.”

Eloise Bowen has recently secured a position for the county’s force in the Area Control Unit, answering 999 and 101 calls across Staffordshire.

Eloise said: “It is a three-year period of time that is going to benefit me for the rest of my life.

“Hopefully now I can have a long and happy career doing a job that is related to my degree.”

Eloise is based at the headquarters of Staffordshire Police but harbours ambitions of eventually becoming a Police Constable.

“I am the one that answers the 101 local calls and the 999 emergency calls.

“I also dispatch patrols to jobs and work in the south of the county, covering areas like Cannock, Rugeley, Burton, Litchfield and Stafford.

“It’s loads of fun, I absolutely love my job, but it is just one step in the process to me becoming a police officer.”

She added: “Every job that I do within the police is just benefitting me, to make me a well-rounded candidate to then apply to become a PC.”

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