Vital role of police specials

nbua-19-04-12-specialconstables - High Peak residents are among the latest batch of special constables who have joined Derbyshire Constabulary. The 19 new recruits include four who will serve in the High Peak. Photo contributed.
nbua-19-04-12-specialconstables - High Peak residents are among the latest batch of special constables who have joined Derbyshire Constabulary. The 19 new recruits include four who will serve in the High Peak. Photo contributed.
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FOUR new special constables who have joined Derbyshire Constabulary are set to serve the High Peak.

The new recruits are among 19 special constables who were sworn in at a special ceremony at police headquarters in Ripley on Monday.

Jessica Conlan, 20, and Christopher Tarry, 25, are from Buxton and will serve in Buxton while Mark Sovereign, 48, and from Chapel will cover Chinley. Luke Evans, 22, from Royton, Lancashire will cover Glossop.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “The special constabulary plays an important role in supporting the force in tackling its key priorities.

“They will now get a taste of what it is like to work in the police force and develop the skills needed to deal with a diverse range of people and situations.”

Derbyshire Constabulary are currently recruiting for people to join the special constabulary. For more information call 0300 330 1330.