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Retired local police officers in Horsham join forces


Retired police officers with a passion for indoor and outdoor maintenance are taking up tools to bring peace of mind to people and businesses in Horsham and the local area, tackling the problem of finding a trusted and reliable handyman or tradesperson.
Police officers typically retire after thirty years service and many are eager to continue playing an active role in their local community. Trust in Blue work with individuals and families, and particularly focuses on helping more vulnerable members of the community who are wary of who to trust in their home. They have also recently gained the required accreditations to work in environments, where a higher level of vetting and trust is required, such as schools, care homes and for local authorities.
Managing Director, Nick Orde-Powlett, hopes that the company’s unique and rigorous selection process will bring security and peace of mind to people in the area: “Our vetting process is second to none. All of our handymen are friendly retired police officers with many years working in the local community under their belt – they understand people’s’ concerns and fears better than anyone else and they genuinely care.”
TIB handyman Jake Stevenson stated: “Having served as a police officer I am aware there are a small number of trades people who are out to take advantage of clients and I understand it is sometimes daunting for them to allow a stranger into their home. We provide a professional and trustworthy service at a fair price that is agreed prior to any work being carried out. As a company we will do the smaller jobs that some tradespeople are not prepared to do. However for me it is not all about doing the work and rushing off, sometimes it’s about sitting down and having a cup of tea and a chat. We are also able to offer advice on other topics such as crime prevention.”
All Trust in Blue members are required to prove their skills and evidence their qualifications prior to joining, and all are interviewed and Enhanced DBS Checked.
More information can be found at and a free quote can be requested online or by calling freephone 0800 255 0 255.
Due to high demand for the service, we are currently welcoming applications from skilled retired Police Officers. For further information please visit

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