North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary has been boosted by the appointment of 15 new officers.
The volunteer police officers were sworn in at an attestation ceremony at York Magistrates’ Court on the evening of Wednesday 27 June 2012.
Miss Aileen Bloomer, York and Selby Bench Chairperson, attested each new officer before they were presented with their warrant cards.
Their appointment brings the total number of special constables in North Yorkshire Police to
The officers have undergone an intensive course of training and will continue to undertake refresher training as well as learning on the job with their colleagues.
Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal 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.
Other guests at the ceremony included Mr Peter G Scrope DL, High Sherriff of North Yorkshire, Superintendent Richard Anderson, who has responsibility for the Special Constabulary in North Yorkshire Police, Chief Superintendent Susan Day, Director of Response and Reassurance, Superintendent Lisa Winward, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for York and Chief Inspector Mark Iveson, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for Selby.
The ceremony took place the week before the force launches a recruitment campaign for special constables.
The special constables will be deployed in the following Safer Neighbourhood Commands:
- 2161 Nicola Thomis
- 2142 Tom Stirling
- 2165 Alex Rawlings
- 2150 Joe Guildford
- 2144 Lauren Shuttleworth
- 2147 Nichola Poole
- 2164 Kirsty forth
- 2148 Hannah Best
- 2163 Amanda Popely
- 2143 James Major
- 2124 Ash Randerson
- 2146 William Stagg
- 2121 Emma Lee
- 2122 Daniel Stebbings
- 2251 Caroline Scholes