Find out more about becoming a Special Constable in Peterborough

Special Constable Chris Pepper and Special Sergeant Alison Bett
Special Constable Chris Pepper and Special Sergeant Alison Bett
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Want to help your community? Ever fancied being a police officer? Well Cambridgeshire Police is holding an information event in Peterborough today so people can find out more about volunteering for the Special Constabulary.

The drop in events is taking place at Copse Court in Longthorpe, Peterborough between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Each event will have representatives from the Special Constabulary as well as recently recruited Special constables to answer questions.

More information about the Special Constabulary is available on the force recruitment pages at

Special Sergeant Russell Knight, who has been a Special for almost two years and recently won the Cambridge City Special of the Year Award, said: “I absolutely love being a Special. Ever since I was a small child I wanted to be a police officer. Some people enjoy football, hockey or reading as a hobby, this is my hobby.

“No two days are ever the same. The feeling I get when I get home is indescribable as I know I have made a difference. In all my different job paths I have never had a sense of achievement as I do for the constabulary.

“As a Special there is the opportunity to see the different specialist branches of the force and I personally have had attachments with the Automated Number Plate Recognition Team, Road Policing Unit and my favourite the Impact Team, all of which contributed in me gaining invaluable experience and knowledge.”

Head of Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary Victor Kerlin said: “The training and opportunities the Special Constabulary receive has come a long way and this is evident by the experiences Special Sergeant Knight has encountered.

“We are currently recruiting for our Special Constabulary so if you feel you, or somebody you know, can step up to the plate then please come along to one of our events or visit the Special Constabulary pages on our website.”