PC Lukasz Kawka, who is 38-years-old and from Poland, has recently begun his journey to becoming a police officer. 

He joins us with 33 other new recruits who have taken their attestation oath and are now ready to start their formal training to becoming fully qualified police officers.

He said: “Being a police officer was a dream of mine since childhood, playing cops and robbers, I was always on the good side. For me, it has always been about making the world a better and safer place for everyone, that’s the main reason for me joining.”

Lukasz is no stranger to policing as he has previously worked as a Special Police Constable for Derbyshire Constabulary, for over three years, working within the Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery Unit and Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST).

Prior to joining Leicestershire Police, Lukasz also worked as a professional Polish interpreter for the last 10 years within police stations and the justice system.

He said: “My interpreting experience has helped me to understand how the police organisation works as I have gained knowledge in the areas of custody and courts.”

Lukasz is looking forward to putting his language skills to good use and he said: “Leicestershire has got a big Polish community so I’m sure my language skills will be used a lot. I want to be able to help the Polish community to feel better supported, welcomed and that they can speak to the police.”

If you are interested in a police officer career with us, please visit our recruitment pages.