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New volunteers are actively being sought to join the ranks of Suffolk’s Special Constabulary.

The county has 262 Special Constables who regularly volunteer their time to assist the regular police force in keeping Suffolk safe.

The Special Constabulary is on the look-out for committed recruits who are keen to experience the rewards and challenges of policing.

Becoming a Special Constable is a positive opportunity to develop existing skills or to learn new ones, give something back to your local community and become a part of a diverse organisation that fights crime in the county. It is also a good way to try police work if you are considering a career as a full time officer.

The role of a Special Constable includes providing high visibility patrols and helping to police major incidents and events. They also offer vital links in the partnership between the police service and the public.

If you are 18 years or older, in good health and of good character, you can apply. You will get full training to become part of a team that deals with a variety of incidents and events across Suffolk.

Karen Harris, Specials & Volunteers Manager said “ Specials are an integral part of our organisation, they are extremely valued and valuable, all of our Special Officers are highly trained and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping Suffolk safe. We are seeking applicants from all communities in our county so if you have 16 hours a month to offer us, anytime of day or night and are If you’re interested in finding out more please come along to one of our events.

Recruitment evenings are being held across Suffolk to give people an open opportunity to find out more about what being a volunteer police officer involves.

The details are as follows:

* Monday 25th April 2016 – MILDENHALL - Venue – Riverside, 17 Mill Street, Mildenhall, IP28 7DP

* Monday 9th May 2016 – HALESWORTH - Venue – Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AD

* Monday 16th May 2016 – IPSWICH - Venue – Conference Room, Landmark House, Egerton Road, Ipswich, IP1 5PF

* Monday 6th June 2016 – HAVERHILL - Venue – Falcon Room 2, Days Inn, Phoenix Road, Haverhill, CB9 7AE

* Monday 4th July 2016 – IPSWICH - Venue – Suffolk Constabulary Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3QS

If you’re interested in finding out more please come along to one of the information evenings. There will be a presentation and you will meet current Specials Officers and have the opportunity to find out what it is like to be a Specials Constable for Suffolk Police.

All events will commence at 7:30 pm and application packs will be made available at the conclusion of the evening.

If you intend to go along to any of these events, please confirm your attendance by e-mailing specialsandvolunteers@suffolk.pnn.police.uk