Specials’ celebrate 175 years of patrols

SPECIAL Constables were out patrolling the streets of Huntingdon and surrounding villages in October to mark the 175th anniversary of the Special Constabulary. Open days were held in Peterborough and Huntingdon to encourage others to join the volunteer fo

SPECIAL Constables were out patrolling the streets of Huntingdon and surrounding villages in October to mark the 175th anniversary of the Special Constabulary.

Open days were held in Peterborough and Huntingdon to encourage others to join the volunteer force.

Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary commandant Phillip Hill, said: "Special constable's play a vital role in supporting full time officers.

"The special constabulary is not just about policing fetes and events. Specials are more likely to be out helping to tackle crime and disorder, breaking up fights, attending reports of burglaries and anything else which a regular officer would attend."


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Assistant chief constable Mark Hopkins, said: "The special constables within Cambridgeshire are indispensable. Each volunteer gives up their own time to help protect the community from crime and disorder. They have the commitment and enthusiasm of full-time police officers and are an invaluable asset to the constabulary."

INFORMATION: To find out how to volunteer and what's involved call 0845 3451533.

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