The ranks of the Special Constabulary have been enhanced by the latest recruits to join the force.
The volunteer police officers were sworn in at an attestation ceremony, hosted by Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 23 October 2012.
The special guest at the ceremony was Mrs Alexandra Holford DL, who is Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.
The appointment of the ten new officers brings the total number of special constables in North Yorkshire Police to 158.
The new recruits come from a range of backgrounds including working in the IT and telecommunications industry, self employment, education, local government and the civil service.
Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, said:
It is always a great pleasure to welcome new officers to the force. Especially those who give their own time as Special Constables to serve their local communities.
I know that the contribution made by specials is valued by their regular colleagues at all ranks.
The Special Constables will be based across the force at:
- Special Constable Liam Cromack
- Special Constable Jonathan Clapham
- Special Constable Zoe Doughty
- Special Constable Chris Jones
- Special Constable Charlie Rankcom
- Special Constable Lucy Tate
- Special Constable Rebecca Thompson
- Special Constable Jonathan Weeks
- Special Constable Peter Calam
- Special Constable Matt Kendall
North Yorkshire Police is currently recruiting specials who will start their training in 2013, once they have successfully completed the recruitment and selection process.
For more information about the Special Constabulary and how to join please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials