Lancashire Police is set to host its first HQ special recruitment evening next month in a bid to recruit more volunteer police officers into the force.
The force is urging anyone looking for a unique opportunity to develop new skills and meet new people to attend the event and consider a role within the Special Constabulary.
Special Constables receive the same high level training, uniform and have the same powers and authority as regular police officers.
The event is being held at 7pm on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at the force headquarters in Hutton, outside Preston where attendees will be given an insight into the rewarding role of a Special Constable ahead of the next recruitment window opening.
Special Constabulary Chief Officer Paul Airlie from Lancashire Police said: “Special Constables are people who often do a day job but who volunteer to put something extra back into their local community.
“Those attending the event will be given an insight into the rewarding role of special police officer and taken through the recruitment and training processes. We will have experienced Special Constables on hand to give those interested an insight into what it is like to be a Special Constable in Lancashire.
“Our Special Constables are a valuable resource and work alongside immediate response teams, neighbourhood policing teams, and also specialist areas in some of the most challenging areas of police work.
“We already attract highly committed and enthusiastic people who want to work hard alongside the regular force. They tell us that being a Special Constable gives them valuable and rewarding experience in a wide variety of skills and experience.
Lancashire currently has approximately 400 Special Constables who over the past year have contributed over 124,000 hours of policing.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw added: “I know there is real passion among Lancashire’s residents to be more involved in policing, and becoming a Special Constable is an excellent opportunity to do that.
“I am very proud of the passion and dedication of our Special Constabulary, and the unique skills they bring to the role. They play an important role in supporting our regular officers, providing the increased visibility the public so desperately want while giving something back to their community.
“I’m committed to seeing more of Lancashire’s residents become involved with the Special Constabulary, and would urge anyone looking for a volunteering opportunity to consider whether they have the skills to offer.”
If you are interested in applying for this rewarding opportunity, please visit www.lancashire. police.uk/recruitment to register for a ticket. Places are limited.
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