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With Kent Police looking to recruit hundreds more police officers this year, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting members of the public to a free event where they can find out more about the careers on offer.

Matthew Scott’s second Blue Light Jobs Fair will take place at Orchards Academy, St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7TE on Thursday 14 November. Members of the public can drop in any time from 6pm to 9pm.

Mr Scott said: ‘This summer Kent Police recruited nearly 200 new police officers, and the force is looking to recruit close to another 200 on top of that by January. The recruitment team is handling more than 50 applications to join the force each week, and with the Government pledging to fund another 20,000 police officers across the country, there will likely be even more opportunities to join coming up.

‘My Blue Light Jobs Fair allows would-be new recruits a chance to speak to officers and staff to get more information about the various roles on offer, and how to apply. Last year’s inaugural event in Dartford attracted more than 300 people and I’d like to see as many, if not more, this time around.’

As well as Kent Police, the event will also be attended by representatives from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, and a number of criminal justice agencies like HM Prison Service and the Crown Prosecution Service. Visitors will also be able to find out more details about volunteering with the likes of Victim Support or the Kent Special Constabulary.

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