Invitation to Special Constabulary Information Evenings
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a Suffolk Police Special Constable is being invited along to information evenings being held across the county over the next few weeks.
Events are being held at Stowmarket, Martlesham Heath, Newmarket, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds in May and June and anyone who would like to find out more about what being a volunteer Special Constable entails is welcome along.
Around 250 individuals, from a variety of different backgrounds, already volunteer for a few hours each month to support regular full-time police officers in the county. Some join to get a taste of police work before applying for a full-time career while others view it as an interesting and rewarding way of giving something back to their local community.
Anyone 18 or older can volunteer, with life experience as valuable as paper qualifications, but you should be in good health and of good character.
You will gain new skills and make new friends as well as making a real difference in the fight against crime through a variety of duties that could include uniformed patrols, dealing with incidents, drugs warrants, arrests and policing events such as the Suffolk Show.
You’ll also be part of Safer Neighbourhood Teams – helping to link police and communities to address local concerns such as anti-social behaviour.
If you’re interested in finding out more please come along to one of the evenings. These give you the chance to hear a talk about what’s involved, to pick up more information and to chat to some of those who already volunteer.
You can also get an application pack if you’re interested in applying.
All events start at 7.30pm.
Monday 11 May - STOWMARKET Venue – Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, IP14 2AJ
Monday 18 May - MARTLESHAM Venue – Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3QS
Monday 1 June – NEWMARKET Venue – Best Western Heath Court Hotel, Moulton Road, CB8 8DY
Tuesday 16 June – LOWESTOFT Venue – Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG
Monday 29 June – BURY ST. EDMUNDS Venue – Quality Hotel, Symonds Road, IP32 7DZ
Monday 10 August – STOWMARKET Venue – Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, IP14 2AJ
Monday 24 August – MARTLESHAM Venue - Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3QS
Tuesday 1 September - LOWESTOFT Venue – Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG
Monday 7 September – NEWMARKET Venue - Best Western Heath Court Hotel, Moulton Road, CB8 8DY
Monday 12 October – BURY ST.EDMUNDS Venue – Quality Hotel, Symonds Road, IP32 7DZ
Monday 9 November – STOWMARKET Venue - Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, IP14 2AJ
Monday 16 November - MARTLESHAM Venue – Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath. IP5 3QS
Tuesday 1 December - LOWESTOFT Venue – Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QS
Monday 7 December – NEWMARKET Venue – Best Western Hotel, Moulton Road, CB8 8DY
If you can’t attend but would like more information please go to our website www.suffolk.police.uk or email Special Constabulary Recruitment Officer Mick Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would like to confirm your attendance at one of the dates, please email HR-Recruitment@suffolk.pnn.police.uk.
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