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Durham police want more specials
A POLICE force is looking for more volunteer constables.
Durham Police is inviting applications from people wanting to become Special Constables from tomorrow (Friday, September 27).
‘Specials’ must complete at least 16 hours’ service a month, with a range of roles available.
Over three months earlier this year, Durham’s 80 Specials gave 4,800 hours, made 95 arrests, attended 19 Police and Community Together (Pact) meetings, attended 121 domestic incidents, helped with 13 missing person searches, dealt with 232 incidents of anti-social behaviour and contacted 178 victims of crime.
Specials serving with the roads policing unit attended 44 crashes.
Special Superintendent Dale Checksfield, operational lead for Durham’s Specials, said: “The fabulous results delivered by our volunteer officers show the significant impact Special Constables make to policing in County Durham and Darlington, responding to community needs and concerns.
“We hope to swell the Special Constabulary’s ranks to ensure we deliver the best in policing to our communities and look forward to improving on this success in the coming year.”
Applications forms will be available from tomorrow at durham.police.pnn.uk, under the “Joining Us” section.
They should be returned to police headquarters at Aykley Heads by 5pm on Friday, October 11. Only the first 500 applications will be considered.
For more information, call 0191-3752123.
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