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Sandwell police and military recruitment event attracts students

Officers from our Sandwell response team came together recently to support young people who want to work for the police.

The A Unit response team spent the day talking to young people from across the Black Country last month who are interested in a career in uniformed services.


The event was hosted by Regiment 159 from the Royal Logistics Corp based in West Bromwich and the aim was to bring representatives from emergency and armed services in one place to speak to people who are unsure of what career path to take, but have some interest into what these jobs require.

Students from a number of schools and colleges in the area attended and even had the chance to try on uniforms, ask questions about equipment and check out our police cars.


Sergeant Mike Deakin, from the West Bromwich response team, said: “It is always useful to take some time out from our day to day work to speak with young people about what we do and why we do it.

“It is fantastic to see so many young people interested in a career in policing and we hope they found the opportunity to talk about the reality helpful.”

PC Dan Aherne added: “My own career journey started at 19 with a decision between the armed services or the police. 

“Having joined the police I have never looked back, but having grown up in and around the army cadets, I could have just as easily been stood on one of the other stands offering advice.”   

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