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380 Apply To Be Special Constables in North Yorkshire

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10:58am 23rd January 2014

In the first week of North Yorkshire Police’s campaign to recruit Special Constables 250 people applied to join the service.

The campaign was launched on Monday 13 January 2014, with the aim of boosting the number of people volunteering to join the Special Constabulary in North Yorkshire and the City of York and increasing the numbers of officers in the service.

Since the launch of the campaign for people to join the Special Constabulary in North Yorkshire more then 3,500 people have visited the website  dedicated to specials recruitment www.nypspecials.com.

This has resulted in 380 expressions of interest with widespread enthusiasm for the role from around North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Residents of Harrogate and York have shown the most interest with numerous applications also coming from people in Scarborough and Ryedale and Hambleton and Richmondshire.  The Craven area has the lowest number of applicants and people in the district are urged to get involved in what is a rewarding and positive role serving the local community.

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, said: “I am extremely pleased by the number of people who have expressed an interest in becoming a Special Constable since the start of this campaign by visiting our dedicated website, www.nypspecials.com, and those who have applied.

“As the national lead for the Special Constabulary on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioners, I know the absolutely vital contribution made by Specials to keeping North Yorkshire  and the City of York safe places to live and work.

“If you have the wish to make a positive difference in your local community, I can think of no better way than by joining the Special Constabulary and becoming a member of this highly respected service.”

Superintendent Richard Anderson, who holds the portfolio for the Special Constabulary on behalf of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The number of people who have applied to join the Special Constabulary in North Yorkshire is fantastic news.

“I firmly believe that those who join the service will find it a deeply rewarding experience which help them develop personally and professionally.

“Having worked alongside Specials on day to day patrols, I know from personal experience how much I value their contribution and I know that this appreciation is shared by all of the regular colleagues with whom they serve.”

Anyone who would like to learn more about the role of Special Constable or wants information about how to apply to join should visit the new North Yorkshire Police Special Constable recruitment microsite www.nypspecials.com.

A webchat supporting the campaign is taking place from 5pm on Thursday 23 January 2014. To take part please visit www.nypspecials.com. Or, if you cannot join in on the night tweet questions to @NYPSpecials or by visiting the Facebook page www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice.

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