Dearne volunteers needed to help force fight crime

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright.
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright.
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South Yorkshire Police is urging residents to help the fight against crime by becoming a special constable or police support volunteer.

Shaun Wright, police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire, is aiming to raise the number of special constables from 273 to 650 by April 2015.

Superintendent Tim Innes said: “It’s great to see that more and more specials are joining but we are keen to increase numbers further.

“We want to continue to create a special constabulary that reflects our local communities so we welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds and age groups.”

An extra 77 specials have joined since the latest recruitment drive in June 2013 with 412 officers now volunteering.

Specials receive training and have the same powers as regular officers. For more information visit www.southyorks.police.uk.