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Event - Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer) Information Session - Wednesday 29th March 2017

Hemel Hempstead

Interested in becoming a Special Constable in Hertfordshire - Come along to our information evening.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is holding an information evening at Dacorum Borough Council Chambers, Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday 29th March 2017 for anyone interested in becoming a Special Constable.  The event will begin at 7pm and will end at approximately 9pm.

The force is looking to recruit new Special Constables and Rural Special Constables to join the team already keeping Hertfordshire even safer.  

During the evening senior officers from the Special Constabulary will talk about the role of a Special Constable and Rural Special Constable, the application process, the training and the level of commitment expected from officers.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Anyone attending the event will need to register beforehand.

For further information about the event and any general enquiries, please visit:

The closing date to register is Tuesday 28th March at 7pm or when number of places has been reached so don't delay.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Special Constables and Rural Special Constables

Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force.  As volunteers, Specials are not paid but expenses are reimbursed. 

Specials can get involved in a range of policing activities from high visibility patrols around pubs and clubs and tackling antisocial behaviour, to being called to assist at the scenes of incidents such as road traffic collisions, burglaries or assaults. 

Those with an interest in the countryside and rural issues could be perfect as a Rural Special Constable.  Rural Specials are dedicated to the needs of rural communities and have been specially trained to have an understanding of rural issues and the countryside they serve.  They work alongside the force’s Rural Operation Support Team (ROST) and local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.  

They can be involved in everything from investigating heritage crime and hare coursing, to tackling poaching and investigating wildlife offences. Like regular Specials, Rural Specials have full police powers, but some patrol local areas on horseback using their own horses or via an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) or quad bike. 

The Head of the Special Constabulary, Chief Inspector Stuart Orton said: “Special Constables and Rural Special Constables are an incredibly valuable resource to the Constabulary.  “They receive comprehensive training to ensure they can fully play their part and get involved in various aspects of policing.  Special Constables also have the chance to support specialist operations and even work on dedicated teams such the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit and the Rural Operation Support Team. “So, if you are 18 or over, can multi-task, have great interpersonal skills and want to give something back to the community for at least 16 hours a month in your free time, why don’t you consider becoming a Special Constable or Rural Special Constable and come along to our information evening?” 

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This opportunity is closed to applications.