This weekend saw Norfolk’s Special Constabulary out in force in the county as part of an annual event to highlight the vital contribution its members make to policing our communities.
During National Specials Weekend (4-6 April), many of Norfolk’s 239 Specials were out in uniform dealing with community concerns such as speeding and burglary, offering crime prevention advice while out on foot patrol, and taking part in public order patrols alongside their regular colleagues in our night-time economy areas.
"While National Specials Weekend is a great way of highlighting the vital work carried out by Specials, it is important to stress that officers are committed to supporting their communities throughout the year." Special Chief Officer Malcolm Pearson MBE
Joining a team of a dozen officers providing support at the Norwich City v West Brom match, Norfolk’s PCC Stephen Bett said: “It has been a pleasure to meet some of Norfolk’s Specials this weekend. The role they play in keeping Norfolk safe is a vital one. These are highly committed individuals giving freely of their time, skills and experience to make a difference in our county. They are, and will continue to be, a highly valued part of Norfolk’s policing service.”
Special Chief Officer Malcolm Pearson MBE said he was very proud of Norfolk’s Specials: “We have a highly professional Special Constabulary which makes a considerable contribution to the operational side of policing.
“While National Specials Weekend is a great way of highlighting the vital work carried out by our Specials, it is important to stress that officers are committed to supporting their communities throughout the year.”
The Special Constabulary is a voluntary body working alongside the regular police force to meet the policing needs of Norfolk’s communities. Anyone interested in joining the Special Constabulary can get more information on the Norfolk Police website.