Special Constables sought after in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 18:28 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2010

SIDMOTHIANS interested in joining the Special Constabulary will have a chance to find out more at a recruitment day tomorrow. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary currently has in excess of 500 Specials who volunteer their time for at least four hours a week.

SIDMOTHIANS interested in joining the Special Constabulary will have a chance to find out more at a recruitment day tomorrow.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary currently has in excess of 500 Specials who volunteer their time for at least four hours a week.

Special Constables have equal powers to regular officers and deal with local policing issues and help prevent crime and disorder.

Police are holding the open day at Honiton Police Station and 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.

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."

The two sessions will be held at 2pm and 5pm. For more information call Jo Arundale on (01404) 548638 or email joanne.arundale@devonandcorwall.pnn.police.uk


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