Hertfordshire Constabulary has recently welcomed 14 new Special Constables into the force.
The new recruits became fully warranted officers at their Attestation Ceremony which took place at Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Thursday 12 March.
Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force.
The new recruits work in a wide range of areas including construction, sales, leisure, engineering and fashion and will be stationed across the county, including in Three Rivers and Watford.
During 11 weeks of training, the new recruits learnt about basic law around theft, public order, assaults, traffic, powers of arrest and Stop and Search. They also used a virtual learning environment which trained them in legislation.
Each graduate went through a rigorous selection process and had to pass a final exam and practical assessments to enable them to qualify for the role of Special Constable.
The picture was taken before the pandemic.