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Special ranks boosted by 12 new officers

New Special Ranks boosted by 12 officers

North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary has been boosted by the appointment of 12 new officers.

The volunteer police officers were sworn in at an attestation ceremony at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday evening (12 January).

Their appointment brings the total number of Special Constables in North Yorkshire to 174.

Chair of the Bench, Mrs Anna Ramsden attested each new officer in turn before they were presented with their warrant cards.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick attended the ceremony, he said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome the officers to North Yorkshire Police and the wider policing family. “Special Constables play a vital role in the police service. Their contribution is very much valued and appreciated, especially as they give up their free time to carry out their duties. “The new officers can look forward to a very interesting, demanding and rewarding time with the force with the knowledge that their contribution is helping to keep the communities of North Yorkshire as safe as possible.”

The officers have undergone several weekends of training and will continue to undertake refresher training as well as learning on the job with their colleagues.

They will be deployed in the following areas:

SC Nathan Hatch York

SC Laura Wright York

SC David Taylorson Selby

SC Mark Singleton-Browne York

SC Catherine Shippey Selby

SC David Ashworth Malton

SC Neil Fraser Scarborough

SC Joseph Wilkin Eastfield

SC Lucy Hales Harrogate

SC Zoe Wass Harrogate

SC Cassie Warren Richmond

SC Faye Robinson Harrogate

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