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Special Constable insight days held in Bakewell and Buxton

Posted on 4th June 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officers in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales have been teaming up to promote the Specials Constabulary as part of National Volunteers Week.

PCSO Hayley Grundy from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team, teamed up with Special Constables Robert Hawkins, Katie Miller, and Rob Howsley, to host a community event on Wednesday, June 3.

During the day, the group spoke to shoppers and passers-by about the role of a special constable and how they themselves could sign up and help to make a difference in their local community.

The team also offered advice on boosting home security over the summer months and how residents can sign up to the dedicated FarmWatch scheme to help cut crime in the rural and farming communities.

PC Mark Parkinson and PCSO Sally Bowden from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team set up shop today (Thursday, June 4) at Spring Gardens, Buxton to give people an insight into the role of a Special Constable.

The officers spoke to people about what they could expect from signing up, such as working alongside the Safer Neighbourhood teams or reactive officers, along with pin-pointing them where to go for more information.

To find about more about the Special Constabulary visit:

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number, for Derbyshire police.

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