Recruitment campaign launched for North Yorkshire Special Constables

22 July 2013

The North Yorkshire Police have announced a new recruitment campaign for Special Constables. The new recruits will work as volunteers throughout communities across North Yorkshire.

Superintendent Richard Anderson holds the portfolio for the Special Constabulary on behalf of North Yorkshire Police.

Superintendent  Anderson said:

Special Constables have the same powers as their regular colleagues and carry out a full range of operational front line duties.

Specials come from a wide variety of backgrounds, which means that they bring with them a whole host of skills and abilities which complement those of their regular colleagues.

Having worked alongside Specials, I know from personal experience how much their contribution is valued by their fellow officers.

If you are thinking about joining this valued service, please come along to one of the planned recruitment events, where you can talk to Specials who are already serving with North Yorkshire Police.

The new recruitment campaign, opening on 29 July in York and Scarborough, is the latest opportunity for people to explore how they could make a real difference in their community as a volunteer Special Constable.

A number of recruitment evening road shows are planned in different areas where people keen to discover more about this hugely rewarding role can ask questions and meet Special Constables.

Speaking about the campaign, Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Muligan said:

Becoming a Special Constable for North Yorkshire Police is one of the most rewarding and exciting voluntary roles possible.

It is one of the very best ways to give something back to your community through helping protect and keep people safe, without joining the service on a full time basis.

For more information about the Special Constabulary, particularly if you are unable to attend one of the recruitment events, please visit


Special Constable recruitment evenings:

Scarborough Police Station, Northway on Monday 29 July from 6.30pm to 8:30pm

York Police Station, Fulford Road on Monday 29 July from 5pm to7pm

Malton Police Station, Old Malton Road on Tuesday 30 July from 6.30pm to 8:30pm

Selby Police Station, Portholme Road on Wednesday 31 July, from 7pm to 9.30pm

Harrogate Police Station, Beckwith Head Road on Wednesday 31 July from 6.30pm to 8:30pm

Northallerton Police Station, High Street on Thursday 1 August from 5pm to 8pm

Skipton, Otley Road on Tuesday 6 August from 5pm to 8pm

York Police Station, Fulford Road on Thursday 8 August from 7pm to 9.30pm

Richmond Police Station, I’Anson Road on Wednesday 7 August from 6pm – 8pm.

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