More Special Constables needed

West Mercia Police is on the look-out for more Special Constables.

West Mercia Police is on the look-out for more Special Constables.

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PEOPLE who want to give something back to their community are being asked to try their hand as a Special Constable.

The role involves giving up anything from four hours a week to help police towns and villages alongside regular officers, with basic police work training being provided.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a Special Constable in the county can call 01905 331433 or email specials@warwickshireandwestmercia.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, visit visit specialswanted.co.uk

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7:15pm Thu 6 Mar 14

ad47uk says...

Yeah, lets get policing done ont he cheap, they already do that with the CSO's, who are about as useful as a bucket with a hole in.

If you want police, then pay for it, not get it for free.
Yeah, lets get policing done ont he cheap, they already do that with the CSO's, who are about as useful as a bucket with a hole in. If you want police, then pay for it, not get it for free. ad47uk
  • Score: -1

8:18pm Thu 6 Mar 14

silentbull2 says...

"As useful as a bucket with a hole in"

If there isnt a truer quote about the Policing in this country then its this one off ad47uk
"As useful as a bucket with a hole in" If there isnt a truer quote about the Policing in this country then its this one off ad47uk silentbull2
  • Score: -1

8:42pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Hereford person says...

There are some who want to do this a few hours a week, but what do they get, abuse.
There are some who want to do this a few hours a week, but what do they get, abuse. Hereford person
  • Score: 3

10:12am Fri 7 Mar 14

silentbull2 says...

Hereford person wrote:
There are some who want to do this a few hours a week, but what do they get, abuse.
Me or ad47uk didn't 'ONCE' criticise the work that the 'special Constables'(read it again) do or the fact that they DONT GET PAID! !!
The 'POINT' we were trying to make is that the 'SYSTEM STINKS! !!' And is also done on the cheap and because it's done on the cheap law & order in this county/country will only get worse.
Some people read a small part of something and then make there mind up without thinking of what's going on in the real world!!
[quote][p][bold]Hereford person[/bold] wrote: There are some who want to do this a few hours a week, but what do they get, abuse.[/p][/quote]Me or ad47uk didn't 'ONCE' criticise the work that the 'special Constables'(read it again) do or the fact that they DONT GET PAID! !! The 'POINT' we were trying to make is that the 'SYSTEM STINKS! !!' And is also done on the cheap and because it's done on the cheap law & order in this county/country will only get worse. Some people read a small part of something and then make there mind up without thinking of what's going on in the real world!! silentbull2
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ubique1 says...

Special Constables have been around for years and do , in my opinion a good but difficult job as a volunteer . They are ideal for showing the flag , Carnivals and other Events which require Crowd Control etc. as well as long term Major Incidents where roads need to sealed off and land searched etc.
They do have basic training and are only a radio call away from further advice / assistance.
There are a number of Volunteer Organisations who support the "Regulars" in all roles from St Johns Ambulance , Reserve Armed Forces , Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams - the list is endless . Without them the full time staff would be very stretched at times.
Suggest that if you haven't tried it don't knock it - and if you have good on you.
Special Constables have been around for years and do , in my opinion a good but difficult job as a volunteer . They are ideal for showing the flag , Carnivals and other Events which require Crowd Control etc. as well as long term Major Incidents where roads need to sealed off and land searched etc. They do have basic training and are only a radio call away from further advice / assistance. There are a number of Volunteer Organisations who support the "Regulars" in all roles from St Johns Ambulance , Reserve Armed Forces , Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams - the list is endless . Without them the full time staff would be very stretched at times. Suggest that if you haven't tried it don't knock it - and if you have good on you. Ubique1
  • Score: 5

8:19am Wed 12 Mar 14

robbo372 says...

it's just astonishing that people who want a job in the Police Force are hard pushed to even get an interview, however, do it for free and they'll snap you up. All good experiance for your CV I suppose. BTW, the Reserve Armed Forces get paid for their work so probably not in the same boat as St Johns etc
it's just astonishing that people who want a job in the Police Force are hard pushed to even get an interview, however, do it for free and they'll snap you up. All good experiance for your CV I suppose. BTW, the Reserve Armed Forces get paid for their work so probably not in the same boat as St Johns etc robbo372
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Wed 12 Mar 14

littlewhitebull says...

I admire people who give up their spare time to support the community. I've known a couple of special constables who enjoyed the work, and did a pretty good job in my opinion.
But, I must add a caveat - so many roles are now being done 'on the cheap' with volunteers, or part-timers.
Yet the people at the 'top' of many organisations are still being paid very large salaries.
Banks, the BBC, directors, etc. have defended - just this week - the large salaries and enormous bonuses that have awarded their senior people. The usual excuse is that without paying such large salaries they would not attract the 'right sort of people, and we lose this talent.
Looking at such organisations, I do wonder if such statements are actually true.
Still what do I know?
Perhaps, I should be satisfied with my lot and just leave opinions to those in high authority who supposedly know better?
I admire people who give up their spare time to support the community. I've known a couple of special constables who enjoyed the work, and did a pretty good job in my opinion. But, I must add a caveat - so many roles are now being done 'on the cheap' with volunteers, or part-timers. Yet the people at the 'top' of many organisations are still being paid very large salaries. Banks, the BBC, directors, etc. have defended - just this week - the large salaries and enormous bonuses that have awarded their senior people. The usual excuse is that without paying such large salaries they would not attract the 'right sort of people, and we lose this talent. Looking at such organisations, I do wonder if such statements are actually true. Still what do I know? Perhaps, I should be satisfied with my lot and just leave opinions to those in high authority who supposedly know better? littlewhitebull
  • Score: 0

9:27am Thu 13 Mar 14

dodger3 says...

ad47uk has obviously had negative dealings with CSO's, they are not policing on the cheap and many of them do sterling work in the community. CSO,s are not police officers and do not have the same powers. Many CSO,s go on to become police officers. Specials have been around for a long time, and are a support mechanism for our over stretched police force. Lots of people love to knock the police force-until they need them, most of the knockers read the 'Daily Mail' or 'Express'.
ad47uk has obviously had negative dealings with CSO's, they are not policing on the cheap and many of them do sterling work in the community. CSO,s are not police officers and do not have the same powers. Many CSO,s go on to become police officers. Specials have been around for a long time, and are a support mechanism for our over stretched police force. Lots of people love to knock the police force-until they need them, most of the knockers read the 'Daily Mail' or 'Express'. dodger3
  • Score: 1

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