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Following forces to become the fourth generation of her family to join police force

Rhiannon with her dad Marc Griffiths

Rhiannon Griffiths, 22, is embarking on a familiar family story, becoming the fourth Constable Griffiths in a row, following her father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Rhiannon studied her Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) at NPTC Group of Colleges, and will start her role as a PC this month after finishing training to work for Dyfed Powys Police.

The family story began in 1928 when great-grandfather David Haydn Griffiths worked for Carmarthenshire Constabulary in Llanelli, South Wales. Rhiannon’s grandad Ray Griffiths was a PC with the Glamorgan Constabulary from 1951 to 1981 and her dad, Marc Griffiths, retired from the force in 2008 after working for the force for 30 years.

Rhiannon said: “I remember when it was story time, my dad would read some nursery books, but then he would tell me about his job and what he did as a police officer, or he’d be rushing off to work and it all sounded so exciting. I was inspired to join the force after hearing thrilling bedtime stories as a girl and now it’s become full circle as my base station in Llanelli is where my great-grandfather was stationed 90 years ago!”

She also commented: “I’m really looking forward to starting but I’m nervous too. It will be putting all the work we have done into practice now and taking it a stage further.”

If you are interested in becoming a police officer or completing a CKP with NPTC Group of Colleges, please contact us on 01639 648720 or click here for more information on the courses in public services and policing at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport Campus.

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