Interested in becoming a police officer and wondering about wellbeing?
Hear from behind the scenes - Detective Inspector Collette O’Keefe
“I started at Warwickshire Police on the frontline in uniform in 2001 and have worked in a wide variety of roles – going from dealing with prisoners as part of a job on patrol to becoming a detective in 2007.
As an investigator, you start with initial contact with a member of the public - helping to ensure appropriate support for victims is critical from the outset. An investigation has many strands and they have become much more complex and diverse over the years.
An investigator wears many hats - from safeguarding victims to reviewing vast quantities of material, speaking to witnesses, dealing with suspects, and navigating advances in digital technology such as CCTV, phones and computers. Exposure to some of the information you see can be tough, but it’s both fascinating and challenging.
I’m passionate about ensuring detectives at Warwickshire Police get the support we need to do this incredible work and have the right work: life balance.
There is a workforce promise at Warwickshire to protect people’s health and wellbeing, and there’s an abundance of support online and in person, through our processes and via our peer support network.
This is so so valuable to me and my colleagues, and a commitment that is only growing stronger.”
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