Recruitment drive in Lancashire for Special Constables

The Westmorland Gazette: Special Constables Special Constables

PEOPLE considering trying out as a Special Constable are being invited to a special event by Lancashire Constabulary.

The force is hosting an event at Greenbank Police Station, Blackburn, this Thursday at 7pm.

There are currently over 400 specials working for Lancashire Constabulary and a recruitment drive is now underway to get more volunteers.

Special Constables are unpaid volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular police officers and wear the same uniform.

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They carry out local patrols, police local events and take part in crime reduction projects, working to cut crime and anti-social behaviour.

The event will give people an opportunity to hear presentations from existing Special Constables and the area’s Specials Co-ordinator Nigel Walker, as well as asking questions.

Mr Walker said: “This recruitment evening is open to anyone from across Lancashire who is interested in a career in policing with Lancashire Constabulary.

“The work for Specials is wide ranging - from general patrol to the policing of serious incidents and large scale events.

“Being a Special Constable also offers an insight into working for the force and many decide to go on and pursue a career as a police officer.”

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If you would like to attend, please contact Nigel Walker at nigel.walker@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.

For more information on the Special Constabulary, go to www.lancashire.police.uk/recruitment/special-constable

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