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Volunteer bobbies join police in Rugby

James Godley (back row, left) and Liam Sinnett (back row, right) are among 15 new Specials

James Godley (back row, left) and Liam Sinnett (back row, right) are among 15 new Specials

Two new Special Constables will be based at Rugby police station having been officially sworn in to support the county’s force.

SC James Godley and SC Liam Sinnett Rugby were presented with their warrant cards on June 3. As fully trained, warranted volunteers, they now have the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers.

There are around 300 specials already working alongside police officers and police community support officers throughout Warwickshire. They support officers in a range of duties including patrols, investigating crimes, dealing with offenders, engaging with the residents and proactive operations to prevent and detect crime.

Deputy Chief Constable Neil Brunton welcomed the special constables at the ceremony and said: “I commend you for the commitment you are about to make and thank your friends and families for supporting you in your pledge to protect our communities from harm. What you do takes courage and dedication and we (Warwickshire Police) are delighted to have you onboard.”

Warwickshire Police are currently recruiting for special constables. Visit www.specialswanted.co.uk for more information.

 

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