Aldona (33), originally joined the force as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in 2017. Joining as a PCSO helped Aldona to understand the UK Police system as she was born and raised within Poland.
As English was a second language to her, Aldona found, that even though she wasn’t that confident in speaking English, her passion to succeed and motivation to be a Police Officer grew, as being a PCSO enabled her to build her experience and form characteristics to help her progress.
Prior to joining the force, her career in the UK began as a factory worker; working with people from a range of different nationalities and backgrounds inspired Aldona to want to do more. She saw how the police respected and engaged with, not only the Polish community, but other communities too.
In 2020, Aldona was successfully appointed as a Police Officer. Within her role, she continues to help to break down barriers within the local Polish community. This has enabled them to feel like they can talk to her being part of the Police, as it’s harder for people who don’t have English as a first language to communicate and build trust with the police in general.
Aldona is proud of her policing journey and how it has helped the Polish community so far. She wants to inspire others to join and not be limited by not having English as a first language.
“Be open minded, research the role of a UK Police Officer and get in touch with us to find out more and how we can support you in joining the police.”