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Dorset Police in recruitment drive for special constables
A RECRUITMENT campaign for special constables is under way throughout Dorset.
Special constables are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment.
Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said the last recruitment campaign was very successful, and added: “We want to build on that success and boost our special constabulary even further.
“We’re hoping to attract more people looking to learn new skills, take on a fresh challenge, and take up an opportunity to give something back to their communities.
“Special constables are a vital part of Dorset Police’s community engagement.
“We welcome applications from all areas of the force, and, in particular, remote rural locations.”
Special constables in Dorset get involved in a range of day-to-day policing activities, including patrol work, community events, targeted operations and specialist training.
There are constables dedicated to traffic, marine and rural policing as well as general patrol duties.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martyn Underhill, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the people of Dorset to serve their community and gain fantastic experience in life skills at the same time.
“I look forward to welcoming new people into the policing family. It is important for us all to work together to ensure that people feel safe in their homes and communities.”
A special constable is asked to work a minimum of 16 hours per month which is broken down to a minimum of four hours per week, but the working hours are flexible so that people can give more time if they wish.
To find out more about becoming a special constable visit the Dorset Police website dorset.police.uk The closing date for applications is October 11, 2013.
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