The Special Constabulary’s new Deployment Support Team have had a busy start in their new roles after supporting officers at a number of challenging incidents.
The team was launched on 30 June 2018 and houses 13 officers who are based in the Operations Room at Police HQ, Winsford.
In their first week the team were called to a large fire at a timber yard in Cranage. Other jobs have included a fire on Helsby Hill, a possession of cannabis arrest and supporting the night time economy work in Warrington.
The dedicated volunteer team consists of one Special Inspector, two Special Sergeants and 10 Special Constables.
It focuses on areas of demand, coupled with a clear directive to compliment and develop volunteer support in the Local Policing Units.
Special Inspector John Teasdale said: “After a very busy first week I couldn’t be any prouder.
“The new team has proven its worth already and the people involved are really making it their own.
“There’s still a long way to go and there are things we want to implement, but these first few days have shown the huge value the Special Constabulary bring to the force.”
Temporary Inspector Matt Lagar, CIM (Critical Incident Manager) lead for the Deployment Support Team, added: “It was fantastic to get this team up and running and we are already seeing the benefits it will bring to the force.
“The Special Constabulary is such a great asset, and this new team based at HQ will help make a significant impact in responding to force-wide priorities.”