Sixteen new constables will soon patrol the streets of Derbyshire after being officially sworn in as officers.
The six men and ten women will be sworn in at an attestation ceremony at police headquarters, Ripley, on Friday.
The officers took the oath in front of Deputy Chief Constable Alan Goodwin, High Sheriff of Derbyshire Derek Mapp, and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, with senior officers from the force, family and friends looking on.
The recruits, aged from 22 to 37, will work in various locations across the force, including Buxton, Bolsover, Ilkeston, Matlock, Ripley, Long Eaton, Derby and Swadlincote.
Mr Goodwin said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to recruit these new officers and it’s particularly pleasing that a number of them have previously been special constables and police community support officers with us, so they will be building on their existing good work.”