Special constable recruitment day to be held in Lowestoft

Volunteer police officers are being sought during a recruitment day in Lowestoft. Picture: James Bas

Volunteer police officers are being sought during a recruitment day in Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help make a difference in their community by joining the ranks of Suffolk's Special Constabulary.

A recruitment day is being held at Lowestoft Library on Monday (March 7) between 10am and 8pm, when potential recruits will be able to find out more about the role.

Specials and regular police officers as well as recruitment and support staff will be on hand to speak to people during the event.

The county has 253 special constables who regularly volunteer their time to assist the regular police force in keeping Suffolk safe.

Ryan Mitchell, 25, has been a volunteer police officer since August and will be at Monday's event.

He said: 'Every day is different and it is a fantastic opportunity to do more in your life. It is very different to anything else you will do.'

He added: 'I couldn't recommend it enough. If you have got any inkling of joining the force then come along on Monday and speak to us.'

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A spokesman for the force said: '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.'

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