Cambs Police looking to recruit more Specials, with powers of arrest, to boost force


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Cambs Police are looking to recruit more volunteer police officers.

Specials work alongside regular officers on all aspects of policing.

They wear the same uniform and carry the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers, including powers of arrest.

Some roles may include conducting foot patrols, assisting at the scene of accidents, fights and fires, carrying out house-to-house enquiries, helping with initiatives to combat rural crime and antisocial behaviour, and presenting evidence in court.

Councillor David Oliver, Fenland District Council’s Cabinet member responsible for community safety, said: “Specials have a very important part to play in helping to keep us all safe. Volunteering for this role is also a great way for anyone thinking of a full-time career with the police to get a taste of everything the job involves.” Victor Kerlin, head of the Specials, said: “It’s demanding work but really satisfying, too. As a Special, you’ll make a real difference and gain unique experiences that you simply can’t get anywhere else.”

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Specials have to devote at least 16 hours of their spare time each month to the job.

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