Help keep your community safe, become an Avon and Somerset Police special constable
3:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
by Jodie Vowles
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help reduce crime and keep their communities safe by becoming Special Constables.
Avon and Somerset Special Constabulary is appealing for locals to join the team and will be accepting applications until 1pm on Thursday, August 29.
The role involves working alongside PCSO’s patrolling neighbourhoods, police football matches and big events. Applicants are required to be 18 years or older, fit and healthy and able to give at least 16 hours a month.
Chief Superintendent Nikki Watson, the force's lead for Special Constables and volunteers, said: "Whether you've just retired, are a full-time mum planning to return to work or are a student looking for experience, being a Special Constable could be the perfect fit to suit your lifestyle. Employers tell us they value the skills Special Constables develop – including team work, confidence and leadership and communication skills."
Special Constables are given training, uniform and equipment and, although unpaid, may claim reasonable expenses.
To find out more and to download an application form, visit the website, www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/recruitment/specials
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