Hertfordshire police recruit Special Constables

PUBLISHED: 09:31 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 27 April 2016

Hertfordshire Constabulary is recruiting new Special Constables

Hertfordshire Constabulary is recruiting new Special Constables


Hertfordshire Constabulary is looking to recruit new Special Constables (voluntary police officers).

The force is keen to recruit from all areas across the county, and is recruiting both Special Constables and Rural Special Constables to join the team and help keep Hertfordshire safe.

All Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force. They are not paid but their expenses are reimbursed.

Regular Special Constables can get involved in a range of policing activities, from high visibility patrols around pubs and clubs and tackling antisocial behaviour to being called to assist at the scenes of road traffic collisions, burglaries or assaults.

Those with an interest in the countryside and rural issues can become Rural Special Constables, who work alongside the Rural Operation Support Team (ROST) and local Safer Neighbourhood teams.

They can be involved in everything from investigating heritage crime and hare coursing, to tackling poaching and investigating wildlife offences.

Like regular Special Constables, rural Special Constables have full police powers, but some patrol local areas on horseback using their own horses or via an all-terrain vehicle or quad bike.

For more information visit www.hertspolicecareers.co.uk

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