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PCC welcomes new Special Constables into Herts Constabulary
Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed seven new Special Constables into Hertfordshire Constabulary at their Attestation Ceremony at Knebworth House on Thursday, May 17th.

During eleven weeks of training, the new recruits learnt about basic law around theft, public order, assaults, traffic, powers of arrest and Stop and Search.

PCC for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, said: 

“We’re very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of Special Constables in Hertfordshire and they bring a different and valuable perspective to our policing.

“Our Specials have in the past provided specialist knowledge to some of the most challenging policing situations, including during major cyber-attacks, and we want to build on this by recruiting even more people to the role.”

Over the next 12 months, they will continue their training, allowing them to pass out as substantive Special Constables once they are assessed as fit for independent patrol.

The Police and Crime Commissioner encouraged the new recruits to look for support from their employers in their new role through the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) scheme.

David Lloyd said:

“The ESP scheme is a brilliant way for employers to support Specials by giving them agreed paid or unpaid leave to carry out duties or training. The scheme also brings trained and experienced professionals into the Constabulary whose skills benefit and enhance key areas in policing.

“Keeping Hertfordshire safe is everybody’s business and this is one of the ways that organisations in Hertfordshire can play their part – and benefit from it through proactively working with the police to assist our local communities.”

Stevenage Borough Council and St. Alban’s based company, Borras Construction recently signed up to Employers Supported Policing. More details about the scheme can be found here: https://www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk/employer-supported-policing.php

Those that graduated were:

Steven Luker, who will be based at Broxbourne Police Station
Thomas Maddison- Neil, who will be based at Hemel Hempstead Police Station
Gareth Jones, who will be based at a police station in East Herts
Geanina Purtan, who will be based at Borehamwood Police Station
Darren Laverack, who will be based at Watford Police Station
Robert Sprigens, who will be based at Watford Police Station
Jessica Penny, who will be based at Hatfield Police Station

Recruitment of Special Constables

Hertfordshire Constabulary is actively recruiting Special Constables.  It is looking for motivated team players wanting a challenge. Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force.

If you would like more information on becoming a Special Constable, visit www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk and click on ‘apply online’ or browse the pages to find out more.