Cheshire Constabulary has launched their latest Special Constabulary recruitment campaign − by calling on people to do something 'Special' today by getting involved in policing as a volunteer Special Constable.
The Special Constabulary brings together a unique band of volunteers who add real value to policing. Being volunteers from the local community, their understanding of community concerns is invaluable to today's modern policing service.
The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who play a crucial role in fighting crime and making our streets safer. They work in partnership with regular officers to assist in solving local policing problems, perform policing duties at events and provide public reassurance in towns and villages across Cheshire.
Special Constables come from all walks of life. They have the drive and determination to devote some of their free time to working with the police to improve the quality of their communities.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, said: "Becoming a Special Constable is a great opportunity for people to give their time to make a difference. Whether you want to give something back to your community, learn new skills or simply challenge yourself, there are opportunities for everyone.
"I look forward to welcoming new people into the policing family".
A Special Constable is asked to work a minimum of 17 hours per month and, where possible, this is broken down to a minimum of 4 hours per week. However, the working hours are flexible so that you can give more time if you can spare it. In return, you have the opportunity to learn new transferable skills and gain valuable experience within a professional environment. You will receive extensive training together with ongoing support and supervision to ensure you feel comfortable to carry out your duties.
To find out more about becoming a Special Constable, including frequently asked questions and details of the recruitment process, please visit the Cheshire Police website jobs page or use the following link to get to the Special Constabulary pages www.cheshire.police.uk/jobs/special-constables.aspx.