Former veterinary nursing assistant is heading to Ely - in her role as one of 16 new recruits to Cambridgeshire Police
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A former veterinary nursing assistant is heading to Ely – but in her new role as one of the 16 latest recruits to join Cambridgeshire police.
Zara Oakley, who graduated as a constable in front of proud friends and family, will be based at Ely police station.
Among other new recruits are a former financial advisor, a McDonald's manager and a soldier.
Chief constable Nick Dean told them: "All of you have done tremendously well. "Many people apply to work for the police, especially here in Cambridgeshire, but only a small percentage make it through the process.
"Becoming a warranted police officer comes with accountability and responsibility both on and off duty, but the rewards of entering policing are there.
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"Never lose sight of the varied, exciting, enjoyable and challenging career you have all entered.
"You are now in a position to make a difference and my advice to you is to go out there and do just that."
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It was the force's sixth passing out parade of the year, bringing the number of new recruits since July to 76.