Special Constables who will be based at Rickmansworth Police Station were welcomed into Hertfordshire Constabulary during a Attestation Ceremony at Police Headquarters recently.
During eleven weeks of training, the twelve 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.
Over the next 12 months, the new recruits will continue their training, allowing them to pass out as substantive Special Constables once they are assessed as fit for independent patrol.
Assistant Chief Constable Jane Swinburne awarded the Specials with their certificates.
She said: “Our new recruits will bring their life experience to us whilst further developing their skills and knowledge of policing. I want to wish them all well as they now move on to undertake this vital role within the communities of Hertfordshire.
“Special Constables truly are a vital part of our policing effort in Hertfordshire and I am delighted to welcome our new recruits to the Constabulary.”
Special Constabulary Chief Officer Mark Kendrew added: “As the special constabulary chief officer, I was delighted to meet our new special constables and I am very proud to welcome them to our dedicated team.”