Cara passes fitness test 12 weeks after giving birth


Cara Delamore has become one of the 85 new recruits to be attested into the role of police officer.

She was so keen to become an officer that only 12 weeks after giving birth and having a C-Section she took part in her fitness test and passed.

She is now one of 85 new recruits to become the latest group of newly attested Greater Manchester Police officers.  She was sworn into the role at a formal attestation ceremony on Monday 3 April.

The 27-year old whose mum and dad are serving officers for Greater Manchester Police was drawn to the role after becoming a victim of crime. She said the support she received by the police officer made her realise that she wanted to be able to help people the way she was.

She said: “I went through a really tough time and wanted to use this experience to help make a difference, which is why I was determined to get through the fitness test. I have never wanted anything more in my life so it was important I got it right. As far as I’m concerned there wasn’t an option in my mind to fail.”

Cara was told about her final police interview when she was eight and a half months pregnant and gave birth three days after.

She said: “Inspector Cecelia Oakley was brilliant with me. She would meet me on a weekly basis to help me train. She was really supportive in getting me where I am now and I don’t think I would have been able to get this far without her.

“As part of my preparation I trained every day, changed my diet and was able to lose four stone.

“I’m really looking forward to my career in policing and the opportunities I will have to help people and make a difference.”

 

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