Interested in becoming a Special Constable?

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Thames Valley police is holding an online discussion for anyone interested in joining the Special Constabulary.

Tomorrow, Thursday, there’s a chance to speak to officers and staff about the recruitment process and what you could expect from the role.

Anyone interested in taking part can visit Cover It Live between 6pm and 7pm tomorrow.

Special Constables are trained volunteers who work alongside their regular colleagues to protect and support local communities. On completion of their initial training they have the same powers as regular officers.

Insp Michelle Ryan, of Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, said: “We’re hoping that potential recruits will seize this opportunity to speak to officers and staff about what the recruitment process entails, what life as ‘a Special’ is like, and what they can expect from the training.

“The Special Chief Officer Mark Hinks and his deputy Jason Morley-Smith will be part of a small team on hand to answer questions during the session.

“The role of a Special Constable is a challenging but rewarding one. It gives our officers the opportunity to give something back to the community, to challenge themselves and to learn new skills.”