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New recruits needed for police Specials

Just Regional
Feb 22, 2016 2 mins read

Volunteers are being sought to join the ranks of Norfolk’s Special Constabulary.

The county currently has some 252 Special Constables who regularly give up their spare time to assist regular police colleagues in the fight against crime. On top of this a total of 21 people are also in training to become specials.

Norfolk continues to be on the look-out for committed individuals who are keen to experience the world of policing while supporting their local community and a recruitment evening is being held tomorrow (TUES) at police headquarters in Wymondham.

The role of a Special Constable includes providing high visibility patrols and helping to police major incidents and events. They also offer vital links in the partnership between the police service and the public.

During the whole of 2015 Norfolk’s Specials clocked up some 76,700 hours on duty. Whilst open to all, the Special Constabulary is particularly keen to boost its numbers in the Thetford and West Norfolk areas.

Sergeant Mark Askham, of Norfolk Constabulary who works closely with the Special Constabulary, said: “Special Constables are very much an integral part of our policing plan and we welcome more people to get involved.

“There has never been a better opportunity to shape the future of Norfolk Constabulary and continue to improve upon a local service for local people. It takes huge dedication to put on the police uniform as a volunteer, however I can assure those that are interested will develop a wealth of transferable skills and experience a journey unique to the policing family.”

The recruitment event is due to take place between 7.15pm and 9pm at the Operations and Communication Centre (OCC) in Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 OWW.

Anyone interested in attending the event should contact Jon Morgan-Jones on 01953 425699 ext 2371 or email morgan-jonesj@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  to confirm your place.

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