Twin Blue Line – Sisters who wanted to be police officers at NINE years old finally achieve their lifelong dream of becoming police officers as they both join the Northamptonshire force at 18.
- Jodie and Molly Hill, 18, achieved their joint goal of becoming police officers
- Par was inspired to join the force at a fair when they were just nine years old.
The two twin sisters achieved a lifelong dream of joining the police, having first tried the job at a fair nearly 10 years ago.
Jodie and Molly Hill, 18, recently joined Northamptonshire Police as full officers, years after a sweet snapshot taken when they were nine showed them wearing the uniform they would one day wear.
The pair joined the cadets at 13 to gain a better understanding of the emergency services and are now ready to patrol the area, having completed the untitled route of entry by force.
The pair were formally welcomed into the force just days apart, with Jodie receiving a job offer, followed shortly by Molly an agonizing two days later.
Molly said: ‘I had an interest in policing from an early age and being a cadet meant I was able to get involved in the community while working with members of the public and police officers.
‘Having my twin serve feels amazing.
Jodie (R) and Molly Hill (L), 18, recently joined Northamptonshire Police as full officers.
“We both have different career paths to move forward in the future, but working together on the same force is great.”
The sisters joined the force via the non-title route of entry, formally certifying as officers last month.
Jodie added: “I wanted to join the police as soon as I could and with this route it meant I didn’t have to go to university.” I didn’t expect to go in, however as I started to pass all the assessments she felt more real. I think being in the cadets helped me feel more confident about taking the next step, because I knew what to expect, I knew the roles and responsibilities of the police, so I was confident that I would progress to become an officer.’
Although both sisters went through all the processes together, they did not find out at the same time if they had been accepted.
Jodie said: ‘I remember I was sitting in the living room when I got the email and I opened it so quickly.
A sweet snapshot taken nine years ago shows Molly and Jodie wearing the uniform they would one day wear.
‘I received my formal offer on Tuesday, however Molly did not receive hers until Thursday.
“Waiting for Molly to get her formal offer was nerve wracking as we didn’t know if she would be in it. However, as soon as she received hers, there was great relief and we were all very happy.
‘The main question I had was if he would be good and if he would know what he was doing. However, knowing the level of training and mentoring we are given, I have realized that I will learn everything.
‘I also met with officers and found out that no officer is going to know everything, and you will always be learning but you will always have the support of colleagues and bosses.
“I am very excited to be training with her and then progressing through different specialized units and seeing us finally go our separate ways. I know some great officers who are women and I know that I can be as good as other officers if I put my mind to it.
‘My family and friends are proud of me and think it’s a great job. I know my family does care as it’s hard work and you don’t always know what you’re getting into, however I also know I have help and support if needed.’
When asked if there would be any competition between them starting their careers, Jodie replied, “Everything we do we try and put it in a competitive way so we both get better and better.”
“However, with the police it is about working together and helping each other instead of competing against each other.
“However, we both have different routes we want to take and specialize in, so I think there may be a bit of competition to see who progresses first.”