Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

National Weekend To Celebrate The Special Constabulary

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

North Wales Police’s Specials will be taking part in a national weekend to celebrate the Special Constabulary. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The annual event, which takes place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday (4th & 5th June), is an opportunity to promote the work of the special constables and raise their profile amongst their local communities ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The weekend also coincides with National Volunteers Week (1st – 12th June) where the roles of all volunteers with North Wales Police will be celebrated. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Various activities and events are being organised across the force including working at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Flint, crime prevention patrols, evening anti-social behaviour patrols and a road safety operation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

North Wales Police are also using the opportunity to recruit more Specials to join the policing family. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Special Constabulary Chief Officer Mark Owen said: “The National Specials Weekend allows police forces to celebrate the contribution of officers of the Special Constabulary who play a vitally important role and work tirelessly within their local communities. The weekend also provides us with an opportunity to thank them publicly for their dedication, in terms of time and effort they make throughout the year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Being a Special Constable is a great way to give something back to your community, develop new skills or learn what being a police officer is really like.You will work alongside regular officers and the duty times you are able to work are entirely up to you and you could commit to as little as 16 hours per month. You will also be given training and a uniform and have all the powers and authority of regular officers.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He added: “North Wales Police are actively recruiting Special Constables, so, if you are interested in helping to make a difference within your community we would encourage you to contact us.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are interested in becoming a Special Constable visit the North Wales Police website www.north-wales.police and follow the link to the Recruitment Section. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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