CRIMINOLOGY students, a nightclub DJ and a former professional tenpin bowler are among the newest team of volunteer ‘special constables’ with Derbyshire Police.
A total of 15 new recruits have joined the force and will be stationed throughout the county including in Swadlincote.
The new constables, whose ages range from 18 to 35, were sworn in at an attestation ceremony in front of their family, friends and new colleagues.
Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins, who attended the ceremony, said: “Special constables join for a variety of reasons – to experience real policing before applying to become a regular officer, to put something back into the community or simply for a new challenge.
“They play an important role within the force and I am delighted to welcome the new recruits on board.”
Special constables have the same powers as regular police officers but work on a voluntary basis.