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Specials praised as the volunteers make all the difference to policing

Correspondent 25th Jun, 2018

THE total hours clocked up by Special Constables in West Mercia last year was the equivalent of around 50 full-time police officers.

In 2017/18, West Mercia’s 360 Specials – all volunteers – logged more than 83,000 hours of service while other service volunteers broke the 11,000 hours barrier.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I am grateful to all our volunteers and it is right that we recognise the contribution they make to helping keep our communities safe.

“Specials have been part of society for decades and play a vital role in supporting the work of our regular officers, along with other police service volunteers.

“Their roles have evolved significantly in recent years, enabling them to take on a much wider range of tasks and projects, supporting regular officers to achieve so much more.”

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