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
If you have an interest in what the special officers do then have a look at www.policespecials.com