JAN 01] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
Sky Blues Hosts Police Recruitment Drive
innovative new course is being launched in Coventry to help
potential new recruits prepare for a career with the police.
introduction to the access course being run by Coventry
Technical College will be held at Coventry City Football Club
pre-recruitment course has been developed to give local men and
women the opportunity to discover whether the police force is
interested in the idea are invited to an information evening in
the Carling Suite at Highfield Road on Wednesday 24 January at
from the police, the college and the club will be on hand to
answer any questions to help people decide if joining West
Midlands Police could be their New Year goal.
course itself will take place at the Coventry City FC Education
and Training Centre at Coventry Technical College in the Butts
and will begin in February.
are no formal qualification requirements but all students must
satisfy the basic entry requirements for the police.
course will either be run free in the day-time or will be an
evening course with a nominal fee. It will include:
training and interview techniques
of the police service
skills and basic first aid
Jim McGinty, commander of Little Park Street police station,
urge people interested in a police career to come and have a
look at us in a relaxed environment.
The presentation is informative and will hopefully
convince potential recruits to join."
Bob Minshull, commander of Stoney Stanton Road, added:
service relies on local officers working with the community to
tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and a multitude of other
issues. It is from these communities we draw the police
officers of the future to carry on the fine traditions of the
Smith, Marketing Manager of Coventry City Football Club said:
is an excellent opportunity for the football club to further
its involvement in the local community. It is with great
pleasure that we have teamed up with our good friends from
both Coventry Technical College and West Midlands Police for
such a worthwhile exercise."