Could you be a Special? Dorset Police launches campaign to recruit more volunteers

Dorset Echo: Could you be a Special? Dorset Police launches campaign to recruit more volunteers Could you be a Special? Dorset Police launches campaign to recruit more volunteers

DORSET Police has today launched a campaign to recruit more volunteer officers.

The latest Special Constabulary recruitment campaign gets underway to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week.

Specials have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment. They get involved in a range of day-to-day policing activities including patrol work, community events, targeted operations and specialist training.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: “I am proud to announce the launch of Dorset Police’s Special Constabulary and volunteer recruitment campaign for 2014.

“Having the heart of our community working with us provides an important opportunity for you to influence the way we police our county.

“Volunteering in these roles will be exciting, challenging, rewarding and offer a chance for you to bring your skills, knowledge and experience to help keep local communities safe.

“In return for training, camaraderie and being a key part of our team, we ask for your commitment, professionalism and a will to succeed in delivering the highest standards of service that our community rightly deserves.”

A special constable is asked to work an average of 16 hours a month but working hours are flexible.

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, said: “Becoming a volunteer special constable is a great way for you to make a difference in your community, while at the same time developing your personal skills.

“Special constables come from all walks of life but whatever your background, you will take pride from giving something back to the community of Dorset.

“I am constantly humbled and inspired by the commitment shown by special constables and will support you on your journey in becoming a special and in serving the people of Dorset.”

To find out more about becoming a special constable, including frequently asked questions and details of the recruitment process visit the Dorset Police dorset.police.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday 30 June 2014.

Dorset Police also has a team of non-uniformed Police Support Volunteers who assist at police stations or administrative centres, or in some cases in public-facing areas, conducting a variety of roles.

The support of these volunteers allows police officers and staff to concentrate on core policing duties, resulting in more officers being available on the street and improved community support. For more information about becoming a volunteer visit dorset.police.uk or email vol@dorset.pnn.police.uk

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12:03pm Mon 2 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours?
Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"?
Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers?

Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!*

*the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made)
Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours? Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"? Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers? Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!* *the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made) elloello1980
  • Score: -5

12:04pm Mon 2 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

"Specials have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment. They get involved in a range of day-to-day policing activities including patrol work, community events, targeted operations and specialist training." - PC Codswallop
"Specials have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment. They get involved in a range of day-to-day policing activities including patrol work, community events, targeted operations and specialist training." - PC Codswallop elloello1980
  • Score: -8

1:26pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Equilibrium says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours?
Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"?
Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers?

Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!*

*the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made)
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/uk-
average-salary-26500
-figures-3002995

Police earn more than the average person and work similar hours, albeit they work unsocial hours and have to deal with some pretty nasty stuff from time to time. Special Constables do get the opportunity to give back to their Community and do experience things the average person would normally run a mile from - so credit to them for giving up their own time to put their Community first.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours? Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"? Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers? Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!* *the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made)[/p][/quote]http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/uk- average-salary-26500 -figures-3002995 Police earn more than the average person and work similar hours, albeit they work unsocial hours and have to deal with some pretty nasty stuff from time to time. Special Constables do get the opportunity to give back to their Community and do experience things the average person would normally run a mile from - so credit to them for giving up their own time to put their Community first. Equilibrium
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Equilibrium says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours?
Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"?
Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers?

Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!*

*the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made)
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/uk-
average-salary-26500
-figures-3002995

Police earn more than the average person and work similar hours, albeit they work unsocial hours and have to deal with some pretty nasty stuff from time to time. Special Constables do get the opportunity to give back to their Community and do experience things the average person would normally run a mile from - so credit to them for giving up their own time to put their Community first.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Want to volunteer for the chance to become a below average earning public servant, with long hours? Want to be laughed at by youngsters, with lines such as " you're not the police"? Want to be a scape-goat for actual officers? Then volunteer now, and receive a free pen!!!* *the pen will remain Police property until 12months volunteering is complete. Then a small charge of £20 will be required for complete ownership of this exclusive pen (only 1 million made)[/p][/quote]http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/uk- average-salary-26500 -figures-3002995 Police earn more than the average person and work similar hours, albeit they work unsocial hours and have to deal with some pretty nasty stuff from time to time. Special Constables do get the opportunity to give back to their Community and do experience things the average person would normally run a mile from - so credit to them for giving up their own time to put their Community first. Equilibrium
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Mon 2 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Help keep local community safe? LOL
Even the real plod can,t do it !
Sign up for your free crackerjack pencil and become the most hated person in your street. LOL.
Help keep local community safe? LOL Even the real plod can,t do it ! Sign up for your free crackerjack pencil and become the most hated person in your street. LOL. westbaywonder
  • Score: -11

5:32pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Stranger says...

Very dated and out of touch comments by the above...

Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference.

Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so
Very dated and out of touch comments by the above... Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference. Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so Stranger
  • Score: 14

11:14am Tue 3 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

Stranger wrote:
Very dated and out of touch comments by the above...

Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference.

Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so
no thanks. I chose to earn money over 'helping' the community. we're not all in a position to offer time for free.

come round my house and clean my dishes. there maybe a job in it for you if you do well :)
[quote][p][bold]Stranger[/bold] wrote: Very dated and out of touch comments by the above... Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference. Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so[/p][/quote]no thanks. I chose to earn money over 'helping' the community. we're not all in a position to offer time for free. come round my house and clean my dishes. there maybe a job in it for you if you do well :) elloello1980
  • Score: -8

1:24pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Stranger says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Stranger wrote:
Very dated and out of touch comments by the above...

Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference.

Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so
no thanks. I chose to earn money over 'helping' the community. we're not all in a position to offer time for free.

come round my house and clean my dishes. there maybe a job in it for you if you do well :)
My point proven

If something doesn't interest you that's fine, but why the need to try and make a mockery of something that many people have got the time to do? Some people make money then use spare time to help out rather than make idiotic comments from their computer chair ;)
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stranger[/bold] wrote: Very dated and out of touch comments by the above... Special constables are very much in the forefront of front line policing. You could well have encountered one and would never know the difference. Perhaps... Just perhaps... Instead of making derogatory and misinformed comments from behind your computer screen, you could go out there and help your community for free? No? Didn't think so[/p][/quote]no thanks. I chose to earn money over 'helping' the community. we're not all in a position to offer time for free. come round my house and clean my dishes. there maybe a job in it for you if you do well :)[/p][/quote]My point proven If something doesn't interest you that's fine, but why the need to try and make a mockery of something that many people have got the time to do? Some people make money then use spare time to help out rather than make idiotic comments from their computer chair ;) Stranger
  • Score: 8

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