6 December 2011
The final Special recruitment evening for 2011 may have taken
place but Suffolk's Special Constabulary team are already thinking
ahead to 2012 and planning to hold two evenings in Framlingham to
encourage volunteers to sign up.
The first of the two recruitment events will be held on
Wednesday 18 January at The Technology Centre, Station Road,
Framlingham, IP13 9EZ, so if you are interested in finding out more
visit www.suffolk.police.uk , where you can get further
information, or call Mick Mann on 01473 613638 or email
email@example.com to register your interest.
Suffolk's Special Constabulary are a team of dedicated
volunteers who work alongside regular paid police officers to help
keep our communities safe.
Special Constables come from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Many have full-time jobs and family commitments but still find the
time to give something back by volunteering to assist with policing
the county. Others see volunteering as a chance to make new friends
and learn new skills, perhaps in advance of applying to become a
full-time officer or just to boost their CV. Either way being a
Special Constable can be challenging, rewarding and interesting and
you get to play an important role in keeping Suffolk residents
To join you should be 18 or over and have the ability to think
on your feet, work as part of a team and keep cool in difficult
situations, but there is no need for formal qualifications and full
training is given.
Once up and running you will be out patrolling, dealing with
incidents and assisting in catching those responsible for
committing crime. You may also get involved in event policing, such
as local carnivals, help carry out drug warrants and will become a
valued member of a local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
The recruitment evenings at Framlingham - the second of which
will be held in May - will give anyone living or working in the
Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Leiston, Aldeburgh,
Saxmundham, Woodbridge or Framlingham area the chance to find out
more - there is no obligation and you will have the chance to talk
to some of those who already volunteer.