Strathclyde Police/Police Service of Scotland, Greater Glasgow
May 2000 — January 2014
In 14 years as a police officer I have carried out several different roles in relation to crime detection and investigation. I initially served my two year probationary period based at Glasgow City Centre Police Office and continued there until 5 years service was completed. I thereafter moved to a Community Policing role where I became more involved in issues directly affecting members of my community. I attended forums, clinics and neighbourhood meeting as well as working closely with local housing offices to isolate and prevent local crime and to alleviated community fears.two years later I moved to the VIPER unit and conducted identification procedures into solemn proceedings cases. This meant I had direct contact on a daily basis with victims, witnesses and perpetrators of serious crime. Each persons emotions and requirements had to be managed on an individual basis due to differing impact factors and the natural variation in any persons reaction. Since 2009 I have been working in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow, returning to uniformed community and response duties.
For the past 11 years I have been a qualified Police fast response driver.