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16.01.23 – Potters ‘Arf Marathon, 55 new recruits at Staffordshire Police

Written by on 15 January 2023

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get fitter, the Hanley Economic Potters ‘Arf Marathon is now open for entries.

The iconic half marathon returns on Sunday 11 June, with five different options for people of all abilities to take part.

The chosen charities for this year’s Potters ‘Arf Marathon are Dougie Mac Hospice, UHNM Charity and Alice Charity.

Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health said:  “The Potters ‘Arf is one of the toughest runs available across the country. It is known among runners as one of the most difficult runs, including the notorious ‘Heartbreak Hill’ but we also receive stunning support right across the course from the people of Stoke-on-Trent.  For 2023, we are also adding the option of a walking relay to make the event even more inclusive.”

To register for the Hanley Economic Potters ‘Arf Marathon, please visit www.stoke.gov.uk/pottersarf.

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Fifty-five new recruits have been sworn into their new roles at an attestation ceremony at the Staffordshire Police headquarters last week.  The ceremony saw the newcomers, 33 women and 22 men, read their attestation pledge and receive their policing powers.
The latest intake included 21 Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme student officers (DCDHEP) and 34 Degree Holder Entry Programme officer (DHEP).
They will get on-the-job training and education through a programme delivered by the force and Staffordshire University. They will work towards a graduate degree in professional policing practice.
After attending practical and theory-based teaching sessions and supported online learning, the new officers will join teams across the county to carry out further operational training within the workplace.