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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Specials come out in support of music event

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Cheshire’s Special Constabulary played a vital part in ensuring the success of the Warrington music festival last weekend.

Over the course of the three day festival, which headlined the Happy Mondays, ten Special Constables were on duty to help police Warrington town centre and to ensure that the event ran trouble free.

The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers, who devote some of their spare time to work alongside and support Cheshire Police.

Special Constable Charlie Mills said "Specials are heavily involved in policing events like this and it provides a great opportunity to talk to local residents"

Volunteering for a minimum of four and quarter hours per week, they play an integral role in community policing, and supporting policing activity across the county.

Special Constable Marc Jones who transferred up from Crewe for the event, said: "I really enjoy covering events like this; providing reassurance to the community that we are here in case of any trouble is really rewarding".

And the Constabulary is calling on others to do something ‘Special’ by getting involved in policing as a Special Constable.

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".

For more information, you can visit www.cheshire.police.uk/jobs/special-constables.aspx. For those interested in finding out more about joining the Special Constabulary, Cheshire Police are holding a recruitment seminar at the Padgate Campus in Warrington on Thursday 25th July, which starts at 7pm.

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