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Special Constables in Norfolk clock up 60,000 hours on duty over last year

PUBLISHED: 11:35 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:37 05 April 2018

Norfolk Special Constables take part in an intensive training event in 2017. Picture Sonya Duncan.

Norfolk Special Constables take part in an intensive training event in 2017. Picture Sonya Duncan.

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Norfolk’s Special Constables are preparing to take part in a training event this weekend as figures reveal the officers clocked up almost 60,000 hours on duty over the last 12 months.

The two-day course for the volunteer officers is set to take place at Lenwade House Hotel with issues including domestic violence, drink driving, custody, public order, ‘stop and account’ being tackled.

Between April 1 2017 and March 31 2018 Special Constables carried out a total of 9,156 duties and completed 59,076 hours on duty.

Norfolk Constabulary’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who is attending the event, said Specials play an integral part in the policing of Norfolk and are “crucial” in supporting the force.

He said: “I am very much looking forward to attending the event and witnessing first-hand the hard work and commitment our Specials continue to show, they are a true credit to the county they serve.”

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