Special Constables needed across East Devon

PUBLISHED: 13:33 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:53 15 June 2010

The Special Constabulary is looking to recruit new officers in 2009. The search is on for people who are interested in joining Special Constables in Honiton, Seaton, Axminster, Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary.

The Special Constabulary is looking to recruit new officers in 2009. The search is on for people who are interested in joining Special Constables in Honiton, Seaton, Axminster, Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary currently has in excess of 500 Specials who volunteer their time for at least four hours a week.Special Constables work alongside regular officers to deal with local policing issues and help prevent crime and disorder. They play a crucial role in forging stronger relationships with the community. Special Constables wear similar uniforms to regular officers and have equal powers. An open day is being staged at Honiton Police Station on Saturday, January 31. Over two sessions, people will be introduced to the Honiton Neighbourhood Policing Team and serving Special Constables. The sessions will include a presentation, speeches, a tour of the station and an introduction to some working practices. Information packs will also be available on the day. The two sessions will take place at 2pm and 5pm. Pc Jo Arundale, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Honiton, said: "We are keen to encourage people from all walks of life to come along and speak to us. "The Special Constabulary is a highly valued area of policing and being a Special Constable allows people to offer a positive contribution to their community whilst becoming a member of the wider police family. "Our team looks forward to welcoming those interested."Those interested in attending should call (01404) 548638 or email joanne.arundale@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk to secure their place.


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