People invited to get a special insight
Dated: 20 Jun 2012[View Full Size]
People are invited to get an insight into the role of the Special Constabulary at an engagement event.
The event will be held on Sunday, July 8, at 2pm, at North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters, Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend.
It aims to provide an insight into the Special Constabulary, why people become involved, how to apply, and its benefits to them and the community.
The Special Constabulary are trained volunteers who work with their local 24/7 officers and Neighbourhood Policing Teams. They are an integral part of how Northumbria Police continuously deliver a quality service to local communities.
Following initial training, Special Constables have a full range of police powers, they are issued with the same protective equipment and wear an identical uniform.
The session will also include an overview of the role as well as testimonials from serving officers. Those visiting will be given a chance to meet members of the Special Constabulary and discuss their experiences.
Chief Inspector Mark Anastasi, from North Tyneside Area Command, said: "Becoming a Special opens up a world of opportunity for both personal and professional development and we aim to showcase this at the event. We hope to encourage more people to apply and support policing in their community."
"Special Constables learn a range of skills from improved communication and decision making to working as part of a team.
"I've seen many people really develop their personal confidence while doing this voluntary worthwhile role. Many of the skills our officers acquire are easily transferable into their existing daytime jobs and help them to progress in their full time careers.
"Being a Special Constable gives them the opportunity to give something back to the community and to make a real difference."
For more information on the event email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about becoming a Special Constable, visit the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk/specials.