Specials recruitment drive in Wisbech

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A RECRUITMENT event for the Special Constabulary is taking place in Wisbech.

Members of the Special Constabulary will be in attendance to raise awareness of what they do and to encourage more people to join.

It will take place at the Rosmini Centre on Saturday July 16 from 11am until 1pm.

Inspector Andy Sullivan, Wisbech Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This event is for anyone interested in joining the police ‘Specials’ voluntary service.

“This recruitment event aims to recruit people from the local community who are prepared to offer their time to make their neighbourhood a safer place for everyone.

“Successful applicants will work with the established neighbourhood policing teams. There will be Specials and Police Community Support Officers on the day to talk about their role in the community. Come along and see what a great difference you can make to your community.”

The Special Constabulary is a trained voluntary service who work with and support the local (full-time) regular police service. ‘Specials’, as Special Constables are known, come from all walks of life or any number of other careers and they all volunteer a minimum of four hours a week to their local police force, forming a vital link between the regular (full-time) police and the local community.

Once they have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular officers and wear a similar uniform.

To find out more about being a ‘Special’ see the website - www.cambs.police.uk