I’m Sarah Didsbury, I was born in May 1984 – making me a Taurus, for those it matters to – I live at home with my mum and dad in the suburbs of one of the UK’s largest cities. I’m reluctant to say exactly where because we cops get a bit paranoid about too many people knowing too much about us.
My dad used to be a sergeant in the same force that I am in, he retired after thirty years five years ago; he both encouraged and discouraged me from being in the police at the same time.
My mum’s great, she works part-time for social services as a home carer but is doing less and less now so her and dad can spend more time together since he retired.
I guess I’m a bit too comfortable at home for my own good; it’s nice though to have a dad who understands what it feels like to work nights and a mum who is used to looking after someone who works all the unsocial hours that the police requires. They both worry though – mum more than dad – I think dad has a lot of faith in the police team who look after each other, he knows there are people watching my back just like his team watched his.
In my spare time I keep fit, running, gym, swimming and I’ve also just started going to free extra self defence classes at work which is fun. I also love taking our dog Toby for walks.
I have a small car but only learnt to drive a year ago; this has meant that my driving police cars at work has been hampered but I hope to get a driving course soon.