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Volunteers needed for special constabulary

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

By MARK MCKAY

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THE hunt is on for volunteer police personnel in South Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Constabulary is on the lookout for volunteers to become special constables.

The special constabulary is a force of trained volunteers, who work with local safer neighbourhood team constables and PCSOs.

They have the same powers as police officers and are required to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a week.

Assistant chief constable Dee Collins said special constables play a crucial role in fighting crime and making the county safer.

She said: “We have around 300 Special Constables at the moment and they are a valuable resource.

“They often work in the area they are from so they know the issues faced by the community and they are aware of local troublemakers.

“It’s an excellent chance for people to give something back to the community and I hope people take up the opportunity.”

Applicants must be in good health, of good character and at least 18 years old to apply.

For further details, or an application pack, call 0300 330 1330.

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