North Yorkshire Police launch new special constable recruitment campaign

North Yorkshire Police launch new special constable recruitment campaign

Superintendent Richard Anderson - We need as many people as possible to find out more about the role

Two special constables chat to youngsters while out on patrol

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VOLUNTEERS who want to work alongside police officers have been urged to take part in a new North Yorkshire Police scheme.

A new special constable recruitment campaign has been launched today, with vacancies across North Yorkshire.

The role of special constable is voluntary, but SCs are trained and have the same powers as police officers, working alongside officers and PCSOs to deal with the public and support police initiatives.

Superintendent Richard Anderson, who leads the Special Constabulary in North Yorkshire Police, said: “This is a very exciting time for the special constabulary and we need as many people as possible to find out more about the role and hopefully decide it’s something for them.

“I know from my own experience how valued special constables are by police officers and their local communities. This is a chance to join the policing family and be part of something special on both a personal and professional level.”

Volunteers are welcome from all ethnicities and walks of life, but the force is keen to hear from people aged 35 and older, and people who live in rural areas.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said the roles only involved a few hours a week, but would be an important part of the force in the future.

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

“Our specials come from many different walks of life but all share a desire to make a real difference. They volunteer at least four hours per week and forge a vital link between their community and the police service.”

For more information, visit nypspecials.com

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1:14pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

Of course they want to recruit lots of specials; there are thousands fewer frontline officers than there were when the gurrent government barged into office - over 6,000 went in the first two years, and god knows how many more have gone since.

The Tories like to think of it as the big society, but to me it looks like they're trying to do policing on the cheap.

And I wonder if we'll all get the same service from the big society police? Rhetorical question, because you can be sure Callmedave won't have to wait several days for a copper to call round if one of his houses gets burgled.
Of course they want to recruit lots of specials; there are thousands fewer frontline officers than there were when the gurrent government barged into office - over 6,000 went in the first two years, and god knows how many more have gone since. The Tories like to think of it as the big society, but to me it looks like they're trying to do policing on the cheap. And I wonder if we'll all get the same service from the big society police? Rhetorical question, because you can be sure Callmedave won't have to wait several days for a copper to call round if one of his houses gets burgled. Fat Harry
  • Score: 7

4:40pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Well there is a police carpark on Acomb Road Police station, nornally around 5 cars and vans . before specials get those paid to work first. and by the way ALL DO A GREAT JOB.
Well there is a police carpark on Acomb Road Police station, nornally around 5 cars and vans . before specials get those paid to work first. and by the way ALL DO A GREAT JOB. Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Roger S says...

People doing it for the love of the job and the community - sounds ideal. Dave Ruddock doesn't even make sense.

Those paid officers who bore false witness to Plebgate and the interview afterwards all did a great job of course - in trying to stitch up someone they envied.

More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good.
People doing it for the love of the job and the community - sounds ideal. Dave Ruddock doesn't even make sense. Those paid officers who bore false witness to Plebgate and the interview afterwards all did a great job of course - in trying to stitch up someone they envied. More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good. Roger S
  • Score: -3

8:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

CHISSY1 says...

And all these cut do not make any difference we were told,lets have volunteers.Why do we get rid of some of those overpaid chimps in government and ask for volunteers.
And all these cut do not make any difference we were told,lets have volunteers.Why do we get rid of some of those overpaid chimps in government and ask for volunteers. CHISSY1
  • Score: 4

8:35pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Piffadilly_Circus says...

Roger S wrote:
People doing it for the love of the job and the community - sounds ideal. Dave Ruddock doesn't even make sense.

Those paid officers who bore false witness to Plebgate and the interview afterwards all did a great job of course - in trying to stitch up someone they envied.

More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good.
"More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good."

There's the words of a very intelligent person if i'm allowed to say so myself. People who can work with communities and know exactly how to relate with people to bond a false sense of friendship, not bully particular groups of society and aggravate them even more like power hungry psychopaths. Int the right approach i don't think.

Be ideal to give certain Young usually understated men a chance in life & pay them to basically act as undercover sharks in the water. No silly yellow life jacket,plain clothes and just an active radio, give them a top notch bicycle and let them get busy (alone) as long as they are polite who cares about their appearance. can almost guarantee they will make more statistics in 6 month's than most of them do in a year in the vans. Int no good riding round in loops in `known` ` prolific` area's looking for diluded views of what they think is criminal eye candy. Nor is There a requirement to walk in pairs and have nice chat's about what there doing in there spare time, York's a cycling city anyway so the lads just peddle away or hide you usually find the PCSO'S harassing little children round parks and shops ect theres no need in it.
Excellent picture provided as well, kind of intelligence gathering's that? or is it the role's just an act?

Lol Half of York would be getting shut down if they took certain people on

Petty bike theft's shouldn't be the area just like the constable's stop and harass young lads within the york area's with bogus claims just to see what there doing and to try claim little pats on there own backs. Area should more be poverty/drugs and all that stuff the lads are smoking in York who carnt find careers & are struggling to feed themselves... its gone on for yearssss

But of Course they wouldn't do that, you don't qualify to be street wise within a role like this having had petty record's like the lads do.

What you need to do is put your head down, Accept the harassment & think about moving from the touristic undeveloped city were people appear to be dizzy theres that many pubs & `flash` restaurants.


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[quote][p][bold]Roger S[/bold] wrote: People doing it for the love of the job and the community - sounds ideal. Dave Ruddock doesn't even make sense. Those paid officers who bore false witness to Plebgate and the interview afterwards all did a great job of course - in trying to stitch up someone they envied. More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good.[/p][/quote]"More normal people policing not just the machismo, non-PC, alcoholic types often attracted to the role would be good." There's the words of a very intelligent person if i'm allowed to say so myself. People who can work with communities and know exactly how to relate with people to bond a false sense of friendship, not bully particular groups of society and aggravate them even more like power hungry psychopaths. Int the right approach i don't think. Be ideal to give certain Young usually understated men a chance in life & pay them to basically act as undercover sharks in the water. No silly yellow life jacket,plain clothes and just an active radio, give them a top notch bicycle and let them get busy (alone) as long as they are polite who cares about their appearance. can almost guarantee they will make more statistics in 6 month's than most of them do in a year in the vans. Int no good riding round in loops in `known` ` prolific` area's looking for diluded views of what they think is criminal eye candy. Nor is There a requirement to walk in pairs and have nice chat's about what there doing in there spare time, York's a cycling city anyway so the lads just peddle away or hide you usually find the PCSO'S harassing little children round parks and shops ect theres no need in it. Excellent picture provided as well, kind of intelligence gathering's that? or is it the role's just an act? Lol Half of York would be getting shut down if they took certain people on Petty bike theft's shouldn't be the area just like the constable's stop and harass young lads within the york area's with bogus claims just to see what there doing and to try claim little pats on there own backs. Area should more be poverty/drugs and all that stuff the lads are smoking in York who carnt find careers & are struggling to feed themselves... its gone on for yearssss But of Course they wouldn't do that, you don't qualify to be street wise within a role like this having had petty record's like the lads do. What you need to do is put your head down, Accept the harassment & think about moving from the touristic undeveloped city were people appear to be dizzy theres that many pubs & `flash` restaurants. x x x Piffadilly_Circus
  • Score: -2

10:31am Tue 14 Jan 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I don't want more people in uniform "working alongside police officers". I'd rather have twice as many individual officers patrolling the streets than what few patrols we do have being doubled up.

Why do police officers always patrol in twos? They're much more unapproachable that way - and the first thing the police needs to do is make themselves accessible and to actually interact with the community they seek to serve. They'll get nowhere forming their own little cliques on the few occasions they do deign to step out to join the rest of us.

The police has lost the ability to fit in. They don't know who we are any more.
I don't want more people in uniform "working alongside police officers". I'd rather have twice as many individual officers patrolling the streets than what few patrols we do have being doubled up. Why do police officers always patrol in twos? They're much more unapproachable that way - and the first thing the police needs to do is make themselves accessible and to actually interact with the community they seek to serve. They'll get nowhere forming their own little cliques on the few occasions they do deign to step out to join the rest of us. The police has lost the ability to fit in. They don't know who we are any more. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 3

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