05/05/2017

Special Constables attend Attestation Ceremony at Police Headquarters

Fourteen Special Constables have been sworn in by Martin Slimings JP at a ceremony at Police Headquarters which was overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts.

Special Constables attend Attestation Ceremony at Police Headquarters

The ceremony was attended by the Special Constables’ friends and family who were invited to see the new officers receive their powers and sign their declaration of service.  They also received certificates to show they had completed the training course and were presented with their warrant cards by ACC Roberts.

The new officers join existing Special Constables within Cleveland, and over the coming weeks and months will be assigned tutors and start the next part of their journey in attaining independent patrol status.

They will each be deployed to the areas they have chosen within Cleveland and will be policing across the four local policing areas.

Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts said: “It is great to see an enthusiastic group of people who are prepared to give up their free time to assist Cleveland Police in keeping people safe.  They will be undertaking the full duties of a Constable and their dedication so far has been exemplary.  I wish them well in their time within the Special Constabulary.”

Specials Chief Officer David Robinson added: “They are all very keen to start their new roles and will provide a valuable link between the public and the police, supporting victims of crime in local communities as well as dealing with a vast range of offences and assisting in bringing offenders to justice.”