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Special constables in Suffolk putting in the hours to help tackle coronavirus crisis



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Suffolk's special constables have given more than 800 hours of service to help police communities in Suffolk during the past week.

Figures released by Suffolk Police show that 47 special constables gave 845 hours of their time collectively, between April 1 and April 7.

Duties undertaken include, responding to ongoing incidents, as well as engaging, explaining, encouraging and enforcing the government’s social distancing measures while working with regular colleagues.

Special constables have risen to the challenges (33285840)
Special constables have risen to the challenges (33285840)

Special chief officer Dean Knight said: "The special constabulary officers are an integral part of the Suffolk police family. The training and support they receive ensures that they provide a valuable contribution to the safety of Suffolk."

Suffolk's team of 126 special constables are volunteers who play a supporting role to the police force and have continued to give their time during the current challenging situation.

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