Would you like a new career challenge and the
opportunity to make a difference in your community? Then becoming a
special constable could be for you.
Dorset Police is recruiting special constables
now and with the New Year approaching it could be a fantastic
chance for you to help make your community even safer in 2013.
Special constables are unpaid volunteer police officers who
have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same
uniform and are issued with the same equipment.
Vacancies exist across Dorset for appointment
from March 2013 onwards.
Inspector Mike Darkin, Dorset Police
Volunteers Team Leader, said: “Joining the Special Constabulary is
a great opportunity for both personal and professional development.
Whether you want to give something back to your community,
learn new skills or simply challenge yourself, there are
opportunities for everyone.
“Specials in Dorset get involved in a range of
day-to-day policing activities, including patrol work, community
events, targeted operations and specialist training. We have
special constables dedicated to traffic and marine policing as well
as general patrol duties.
“A special constable is asked to work a minimum of 16
hours per month and where possible this is broken down to a minimum
of 4 hours per week, but the working hours are flexible so that you
can give more time if you can spare it.”
To find out more about becoming a special constable,
including frequently asked questions and details of the recruitment
process follow this link >
Download our 'Help make you community
safer ... Volunteer as a Special Constable leaflet (164kb PDF)