Celebrating the Specials

LINCOLNSHIRE Police are today celebrating the role of Special Constables who collectively gave a total of 31,476 hours of their own time to help Police Lincolnshire in the financial year 2010/11.

Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy highlighted what Lincolnshire Specials mean to the Force. “The role of a Police Officer is a challenging but rewarding one. Our Specials take on this challenge as volunteers and make a real difference within the communities in which they work.

“I believe that becoming a Special in Lincolnshire demonstrates a real civic responsibility and the people of Lincolnshire should be proud of them – I know I am.”

The National Specials Weekend marks the significant contribution made and emphasises the unique bridge that Special Constables can create between the Police Service and local communities.

The weekend focused on issues that matter to local people including anti-social behaviour and Operation NOVA (which represents saying NO to Violence and Abuse).

Over the weekend 56 Special Constabulary Officers performed a total of 570.5hrs which were spent attending incidents and engaging in high visibility patrols across Lincolnshire.

This is an example of just one weekend of our Special Constabulary activity and the valued work our Specials undertake. Collectively, they contribute 24 hours a day 365 days a year to make our County safer.

Further information on joining as a Special Constable (including sections on “what’s in it for you” and interviews with serving Specials) can be found by visiting www.lincs.police.uk/Join-Us/Special-Constables/ or by calling The Recruitment Team on 01522 558235.