Police look for new ‘specials’ in Spalding

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Lincolnshire Police is looking for “amazing people” who have an interest in the community and in police work.

There will be an open evening starting at 7pm at Spalding Police Station on Thursday, July 28 so local people can learn about the wealth of opportunities open to Special Constables.

Steve Woodcock, Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary, said: “As a Special Constable, there is a chance to meet people from a variety of backgrounds in an even wider range of situations. Officers learn much about human nature, teamwork, and increase their ability to cope with the unexpected.”

Special Constables are part of the local policing team, working alongside officers of the regular force and with other experienced specials.

On appointment, officers attend an induction course at force headquarters.

The next induction course begins in October, a course including week-day attendance, and in January 2017 there will be a course involving weekends only attendance.

To be eligible for appointment as a Special Constable, you must be aged over 18 years, be a British or Commonwealth citizen, of good character, and physically fit.

Police say although the role is unpaid, it brings huge benefits in terms of a broader life experience and a definite feeling of worth.