Hertfordshire's specials put in record number of hours

VOLUNTEER police officers have been going beyond the call of duty by putting in a record number of hours on the beat. Special constables in Hertfordshire averaged 33 hours a month last year – more than double the necessary amount. In total, the 290 office

VOLUNTEER police officers have been going beyond the call of duty by putting in a record number of hours on the beat.

Special constables in Hertfordshire averaged 33 hours a month last year - more than double the necessary amount.

In total, the 290 officers worked 102,889 hours between March 2008 and March 2009 - a new county record.

Special chief officer Peter Mould said: "To have exceeded the 100,000 duty hour threshold is a magnificent achievement realised by only a handful of forces.


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"I never cease to be amazed by the dedication and commitment of my officers who turn out for duty throughout the week, often after a hard day's work, in order to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the county.

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