Posted on 7th February 2017
We are welcoming 13 new specials constables to the force this evening – and you can watch part of the ceremony live online.
We’ll be broadcasting from the attestation ceremony tonight via Facebook Live, to show what it means to the officers to become specials within Derbyshire Constabulary.
We’ll also be hearing from Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward, who will be talking about his passion for policing and what it means to take the police oath.
The seven men and six women will be welcomed by ACC Haward, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire Elizabeth Fothergill and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Gillott.
Friends and family will watch the new recruits read the oath of allegiance and receive their course certificates and warrant cards from magistrate Paul Beard.
The specials age between 19 and 52 and will serve across the county. ACC Haward said: "Our special constables provide vital support to the force, giving very welcome assistance to our communities and to police colleagues. I look forward to seeing them enjoying their new roles and the difference they will make to the lives of local people."
Due to the nature of the evening’s proceedings we will not be answering questions in a live forum-based question and answer session on Facebook. However, we will answer your questions at a later date.
Watch the broadcast live tonight from around 7:15pm on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/DerbyshireConstabulary