Police commissioner looking to recruit more special constables

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A major recruitment campaign is being launched by North Yorkshire Police to sign up special constables as part of a wide-ranging plan to bolster rural policing across the county.

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, announced that the bid to dramatically increase the ranks of the force’s special constabulary will begin in Scarborough and York on Monday.

Mrs Mulligan pledged to double the number of special constables in North Yorkshire before she was elected to her role in November last year, and promised the recruitment drive will focus on both urban areas and rural communities.

She said: “Becoming a special constable for North Yorkshire Police is one of the most rewarding and exciting voluntary roles possible.

“It is one of the very best ways to give something back to your community through helping protect and keep people safe, without joining the service on a full time basis.”

Anyone interested in becoming a special constable should visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials.