Lincolnshire Police says it is looking for ‘amazing people’ who have an interest in the community and in police work to become Special Constables.
The county force says a wealth of interesting opportunities awaits those people who are appointed as Special Constables.
Steve Woodcock, Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary, said: “As a Special Constable, there is a chance to meet people from a variety of backgrounds in an even wider range of situations. Officers learn much about human nature, teamwork, and increase their ability to cope with the unexpected.”
Special Constables are part of the local policing team working alongside officers of the regular force, and with other experienced specials. Upon appointment, officers attend an induction course at force headquarters. Although the role is unpaid, it brings huge benefits in terms of a broader life experience and a definite feeling of worth.
To be eligible for appointment as a Special Constable, you must be aged over 18 years, be a British or Commonwealth citizen, of good character, and physically fit.
The next induction courses will be begin in October - a course including week-day attendance - and in January 2017, involving weekends only attendance.
To find out more about the role you can attend one of the following recruitment seminars:
Spalding police station on Thursday, July 28, at 7pm
Boston police station on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 pm
Market Rasen police station on Saturday, August 6, at 7.30pm
Stamford police station on Tuesday, August 9. at 7pm
To attend a seminar pre-book by emailing your name, address and contact phone number to email@example.com and state which session you will be attending in your e-mail.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the role and details of the application and training process on the special constable pages at www.lincs.police.uk
You can also follow on Twitter at @LincsSpecials and @SCChiefLincs