Fi­ley wel­comes new vol­un­teer ‘spe­cial’

The Scarborough Evening News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY - By Poppy Kennedy poppy.kennedy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @Re­porterPoppy

A life­guard, rid­ing in­struc­tor, stu­dents and a train guard are among the lat­est re­cruits to join North York­shire Po­lice’s Spe­cial Con­stab­u­lary.

Fi­ley will gain a new vol­un­teer po­lice of­fi­cer as the force at­tested 11 vol­un­teers at Northaller­ton Mag­is­trates’ Court on Thurs­day 10 Fe­bru­ary 2017 in front of fam­ily and friends.

The at­tes­ta­tion, which is when the of­fi­cers are sworn in and given their war­rant cards, fol­lowed their rig­or­ous, ini­tial train­ing course and they will now be as­signed tu­tor con­sta­bles out on their beat who will over­see their pro­ba­tion pe­riod over the next two years.

As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble Lisa Win­ward, said: “I am de­lighted to wel­come our lat­est vol­un­teer re­cruits to the North York­shire polic­ing fam­ily.

“The role of a Spe­cial Con­sta­ble em­bod­ies the true spirit of our com­mu­ni­ties – peo­ple who in­vest their own time and who are pre­pared to put them­selves at risk, to help and sup­port oth­ers, and who in turn, are sup­ported by their fam­i­lies, friends and loved ones.

“I am ex­tremely proud to wel­come th­ese new of­fi­cers to North York­shire Po­lice and con­grat­u­late them as they move on to the next stage of their train­ing.”

Ju­lia Mul­li­gan, Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner for North York­shire, added: “I recog­nise the enor­mous con­tri­bu­tion that spe­cials make in help­ing their com­mu­ni­ties be safe and feel safe and I con­grat­u­late the 11 spe­cials join­ing the North York­shire Po­lice fam­ily to­day.

“The com­mit­ment, time and ef­fort shown by spe­cials is in­spi­ra­tional and I wish them all the best of luck in their new role and keep­ing North York­shire as one of the safest places in Eng­land.”

Spe­cial Con­sta­bles, also known as “spe­cials”, are vol­un­teer of­fi­cers who give up their own time to sup­port their reg­u­lar col­leagues.

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