Brian Woodward, Specials Chief Inspector for Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire East Councillor, Brian Silvester, Cabinet member with responsibility for Safer and Stronger Communities.
Cheshire East Council is supporting the latest recruitment campaign by Cheshire Police to find new Special Constables.
Leaflets containing information about up and coming recruitment seminars are now available to local residents and are on display in all Council buildings
As a volunteer, you will be trained to police and patrol your local area.
The role of a Special Constable is:
• To patrol the area for which you are responsible and work in partnership with the community and other agencies to ensure community safety and crime reduction.
• Prevent crime and disorder, maintain safe road conditions and to respond to calls from the public.
• Provide a highly visible police presence in order to encourage public confidence and reassurance.
Cheshire East Councillor, Brian Silvester, Cabinet member with responsibility for Safer and Stronger Communities said:
“I am pleased that the Police have responded positively to my idea of displaying leaflets in Council property encouraging local residents to become a Special Police Officer.
“Special Constables have proved to be a vital part of the policing process across Cheshire East. Having a visual police presence makes us all feel safer and more supported. Encouraging more local people to become 'Specials' is a cost effective way to get more 'Bobbies on the Beat', which is what the public want.
“I would urge anyone who has thought about becoming a volunteer to find out more by attending a recruitment seminar. It’s all about developing your own skills and making a difference to your community.”
Brian Woodward, Specials Chief Inspector for Cheshire Constabulary added:
“The timing of Councillor Silvester’s request was perfect as Cheshire Police had just produced a new information leaflet to support a National recruitment and training programme.
“The leaflets were originally distributed through Police help desks and at many of the recruitment events that we attend throughout the County. We are delighted that Cheshire East Council are supporting us in this distribution.
“Recruitment seminars are advertised on the Cheshire Police web site.”