special constable


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special constable

a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp in time of emergency
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Northern Constabulary said: "A special constable has resigned.
The possibility that 100 extra special constables may be despatched to patrol Birmingham's Broad Street entertainment zone on Friday and Saturday nights appears to be very good news at first glance.
Special constables have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same protective equipment.
Huddersfield Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector Mark Trueman praised Stuart's dedication to his role, saying: "Stuart's enthusiasm and commitment to the community is second to none, and I was delighted to support his nomination for the Force's Special Constable of the Year Award.
He began his career as a special constable on September 4, 1972 and is due to retire in December.
NOWADAYS, Special Constables are recognised for the active, valued contribution that they make to West Midlands Police.
Mr Dandy used to be a special constable in Cheshire, but passed the chance of a fulltime career in the force to concentrate on his family business, Dandy's Topsoil.
Everybody talks about giving something back to the community and becoming a Special Constable is a great way of doing it, even though I only usually work for the police one day a week.
There are already more than 250 Special Constables in the Force area; however applications from others wishing to join the Special Constabulary are always welcome, and it is hoped that the number of members can be doubled.
Mother-of-three Sue Bishop, of Caer Cady Close, Cyncoed, has been working as a special constable for the last 10 years.
A BUS driver who was about to take up a post as a special constable headbutted a 13-year-old boy who taunted him.
Temporary chief constable Iain Spittal, said: "We are delighted to be offering people the opportunity to apply for the position of police constable and special constable again this year.

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