Busy mum joins Buxton’s police as special constable

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Derbyshire’s Special Constabulary has welcomed two new recruits from the High Peak area after they graduated the force’s training programme.

Countywide, 16 recruits joined the voluntary service at an attestation ceremony on Tuesday, July 26.

In front of 100 guests, made up of Derbyshire High Sheriff Elizabeth Fothergill, Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, family and friends, the officers swore their oath in front of local magistrate Paul Beard.

Among them were Hayley Errington, 38, of Buxton, and Ben Morris, 28, of Dove Holes.

Mother-of-one Hayley, who will be stationed in Buxton, said: “I first applied to the police when I was 18 and the interest never went away.

“I now work part-time in the council tax office at High Peak Borough Council and have a day free when I can give something back to the community.”

Special constables are volunteers to the police force and some opt to become regular police officers.

Hayley added: “I think the future holds exciting times. I would like to explore the different avenues of police work with a view to getting a ‘proper job’ in the future.”

Derbyshire Constabulary is currently recruiting a new intake of special constables to undertake the intensive programme of classroom and online training.

For more information, visit the careers section at www.derbyshire.police.uk.