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Warwickshire Police Specials volunteer almost 2000 hours over Christmas period

Officers from the Warwickshire Police Special Constabulary volunteered almost 2000 hours of their own time as part of the Warwickshire Police Christmas Presence campaign.

Christmas Presence is an annual campaign that sees an increased policing presence on the streets over the busy festive period. Eighty-nine specials worked a total of 1922 hours over this period.

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Franklin-Smith said: "While their friends and family may have been celebrating, our specials gave their own time to help keep people in Warwickshire safe over Christmas. Our communities owe them a huge debt of gratitude and I'm sure you'll join me in thanking them for dedication."
 

Are you interested in joining the specials?

Specials are fully warranted volunteer Police Officers who create the crucial link between police and the communities, volunteering from 16 hours to well over 100 hours per month at a time that suits them, conducting high visibility patrols and operations independently from and alongside regular officers, with many attached to the Roads Policing and Rural Crime teams.

Other invaluable skills in demand include specialisms include financial investigation and cyber-crime, while colourful assignments include Kenilworth Horse Fair and Warwick Folk Festival.

Specials hail from all walks of life, including doctors, TV presenters, teachers and musicians among many others.

To find out more about the role of a Special Constable please visit https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables.

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 05/02/19