Specials tackle shoplifting in Rugby

Crash ''Hillmorton Road
Crash ''Hillmorton Road

Special constables have taken to Rugby town centre to fight shopfliting and deal with disruptive behaviour.

They visited shops on Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6, issuing two on-the-spot fines for disorder and dealing with two shoplifting offences.

They were among 46 Specials who signed up for duty across Warwickshire volunteering a combined total of over 300 hours to policing their communities as part of Specials’ Weekend 2014.

Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: “The support of the Special Constabulary in everyday policing is crucial in helping us to protect the public from harm and ensure our communities are a safe place to be. I hope Specials Weekend has given people an insight into the wide range of work our Specials get involved in and would encourage anyone interested in becoming a Special for Warwickshire Police or West Mercia Police to find out more.”

Chief Inspector Mike Slemensek, who coordinated Specials’ Weekend in Warwickshire, said: “Specials’ Weekend has been a resounding success with many Special Constables attending on both days to support high profile policing operations across Warwickshire. The weekend has highlighted the valuable contribution Specials make to local policing.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about the role of the Special Constabulary or who is interested in becoming a Special Constable for Warwickshire Police or West Mercia Police please should visit www.specialswanted.co.uk