New specials sign up to Peterborough police force

Eight new special constables -including two students and a university lecturer - have graduated to join Cambridgeshire police force.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 1:05 pm
The eight new specials

The eight volunteers will now begin supporting the front line from stations including Thorpe Wood in Peterborough, Parkside in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Wisbech and Ely.

They were welcomed to the force by Assistant Chief Constable Vicki Evans and sworn in by Magistrate Ian Balmer.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “Being a Special is a great opportunity to give something back to your community while gaining professional training, skills and experience that can be used in everyday life and career progression.

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“In 2020, Specials put in shifts totalling more than 45,000 hours - 4000 more than in 2019 - attended more than 2600 incidents and made or assisted 686 arrests.”

For more on the role and how to apply visit https://bit.ly/3n9h6vK