Prior to starting with Dorset Police, Julie Howe was a qualified social worker, working for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) for almost seven years.
She will now begin a 24-month training programme to develop her into a highly competent uniformed inspector. Her training will fast track her through the ranks from constable to inspector under the guidance of an experienced work-based coach.
Julie Howe said, “The main factor that influenced my decision to join the Direct Entry programme was the incredible opportunity it presented for someone with existing leadership skills to join the police service.”
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, said, “Direct Entry is a fantastic opportunity for talented individuals with several years of experience in other sectors to use their skills to help policing continue to innovate and adapt to new challenges.
“I have been involved in policing for 40 years, and I have never seen the service and the landscape it operates in change so dramatically in such a short period. Future-proofing policing is a top priority and I am confident that the scheme will attract leaders who can bring fresh perspectives to the police service. I look forward to meeting Julie and watching her journey.”
Upon starting the role, Julie Howe said, “It is a great honour to be Dorset Police’s first Direct Entry inspector. I look forward to working with police officers and staff to complement the work being done to keep communities safe.”
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