Thirteen new volunteers ready for life on the beat as Special Constables

Posted on 20th August 2013

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A laboratory assistant, a family support worker and a banker are among the newest group of recruits volunteering their time to police the streets of Derbyshire.

The force’s Special Constabulary has welcomed 13 new officers who were sworn in at an attestation ceremony in front of family, friends and new colleagues.

They are Special Constables Matthew Barratt, Abigail Bowden, Nicola Brooksbank, Adam Chatterton, Joshua Epworth, Billyjoe Fletcher, Daniel Gahagan, Amy Godfrey, Sam Neal, Jo Preston, Tammy Richardson, Joanna Saddington and Joseph Worthy.

The seven men and six women, aged between 19 and 40, will volunteer across the county at locations including Derby, Buxton, Glossop, Swadlincote, Ilkeston, Chesterfield and Ripley.

The group come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, such as a family support worker at Derbyshire County Council, a team leader at a city centre bank, two students and a lab assistant.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins welcomed the volunteers to the Special Constabulary at the ceremony, which was held at force headquarters in Ripley on Monday, August 19.

She said: “Our special constables have a long history of providing vital support to the force and in particular giving very welcome assistance to communities and to police officer colleagues.

“Being a special constable enables each individual to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”

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