Here's how Hemel residents can find out more about joining Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary

Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 11:18 am

Residents in Dacorum who are interested in joining Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary can find out more in an upcoming virtual information evening hosted by the force’s recruitment team.

The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, June 16, between 7pm and 8pm, and is open to anyone who is interested in becoming a Special Constable. It will be fully interactive with lots of opportunity to ask questions.

In addition, there is a nationally-hosted virtual taster session on Monday, June 14. Organised by the National Citizens in Policing Project, the event will be an opportunity to learn all about the life of a Special Constable.

Hertfordshire Constabulary welcomed 14 new Special Constables in May

The taster event will take place at 8pm and those interested should register their place on eventbrite.

Recruitment processes can differ between different police forces and so Wednesday’s session will offer a more bespoke view into applying for Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary.

Inspector James Lacey, from the constabulary’s Work Force Development Team, said: “A Special Constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all the same powers as regular police officers.

"Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month.

"They are highly trained and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping the communities of Hertfordshire safe.

“If you’re looking for some meaningful voluntary work and think you have what it takes, please book a place at our information evening by contacting our recruitment team via email - [email protected]

"The event will be hosted using Microsoft Teams and there will also be a dial in facility for anyone using a mobile phone.”

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