Fifteen brand new police officers have been sworn in to serve the public of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
The ten female and five male officers attended an attestation at which they formally swore an oath to serve Her Majesty the Queen.
The attestation is a legal and historical ceremony and has to take place before officers receive their powers and warrant card. The ceremony marks the end of the first week of their police careers and their families will be joining them at the event.
The officers range in age from 20 to 44 and include six external applicants. The other nine new recruits have given up roles within Staffordshire’s Special Constabulary or previously members of police staff.
Following their attestation, the 15 will continue their classroom training before joining Local Policing Teams in a few weeks.
The oath is as follows:
“I (Name) of Staffordshire Police do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly service the Queen in the office of constable, with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law. ”
The officers are: