Followers of the Herts Police Facebook and Twitter pages will be offered a glimpse into the exciting and rewarding life of a Special Constable on National Specials Weekend (June 5-6).
Across the weekend, around fifty of the constabulary’s Special Constables will be on duty and they’ll be documenting their duties with photos on the Herts Police Facebook and Twitter pages.
A Special Constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all the same powers as regular police officers.
Herfordshire’s Specials often offer a window into their role on their very own Twitter page (@Herts_Specials).
Recent posts have included attending a large house fire, dealing with a vehicle that had collided with a house and helping to track down a suspect who had fled the scene of a serious collision.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “The Special Constabulary plays a vital role in policing Hertfordshire and across the weekend, you’ll see a real snapshot of the variety of the work they undertake to keep the public safe.
“Being a Special Constable is a volunteering opportunity like no other. As I’m sure you’ll see across the weekend, no shift is ever the same. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our Specials who give up their time to keep Hertfordshire safe.
“If you’re thinking about giving something back to the community, why not volunteer your time as a Special Constable? Visit www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk to find out more.”
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “My Police and Crime Plan is called ‘Everybody’s Business’ and sets out my ambition and vision for how each of us as citizens have a part to play in preventing and reducing crime.
“Nothing exemplifies this ethos better than the Special Constabulary who volunteer to make our communities safer. I commend everything they undertake and would encourage anyone considering joining, to sign up for a rewarding and challenging experience.”
To follow the Specials’ social media takeover visit: www.facebook.com/hertspolice www.twitter.com/hertspolice