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Friday, February 8, 2013

North Wales Police begins recruiting Specials

North Wales Police has announced that the recruiting window for Special Constables is now open.
From today (Friday 8th February) applications for the role of Special Constable are being accepted until Monday 25th February.
The role of the Special Constable is to assist and support the regular force in meeting local policing needs. They are an important part of the police service and have a vital role to play in the future of policing.

Special Constables undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and the local community. Special Constables are volunteers, from all walks of life, who want to do something positive for their communities.

With North Wales Police you would be expected to carry out a variety of tasks. Duties could include assisting regulars on patrol, crime prevention work and community liaison projects.
Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said: “We are really keen to encourage local people to get involved with policing their local community.
“Special Constables undertake valuable policing work within communities, but it is not only the locality that benefits from the work of officers. It is a two way process. Individuals joining can develop a whole range of skills including communication, self-confidence, teamwork and initiative. Joining the Specials also opens up a world of opportunity for personal and professional advancement. What’s more, the community also benefits from an increased police presence.”
He added: “We are an equal opportunities employer and are totally committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Indeed, to ensure our service is fully representative of the communities it serves we welcome applications from under represented groups, particularly fluent Welsh speakers.”
Special Constableswork alongside regular officers, and are expected to commit at least four hours service a week. They are given training and a uniform, and have all the powers and authority of regular officers.

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