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South Yorkshire officers take part in ‘special’ weekend

Inspector Paul Ferguson(centre) with Special Constable Waqar Ahmed (left) and Special Sgt Chris Shepherd (right).

Inspector Paul Ferguson(centre) with Special Constable Waqar Ahmed (left) and Special Sgt Chris Shepherd (right).

Volunteer police officers have been keeping the streets of South Yorkshire safer.

A team of 70 Special Constables worked 421 hours as part of National Specials Weekend, working on high visibility patrols, operations to tackle burglary and car crime, and helping the dog unit.

Sheffield District Commander, Chief Superintendent David Hartley, said: “The Specials were a crucial part of this operation and helped deliver some great results, stopping a total of 200 cars and making six arrests.

“We also searched 80 people on suspicion of drug and theft offences.”

Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary in South Yorkshire, Stephen Merrett, said: “This has been a massive success. Operations have varied district to district but the results will show the Special Constabulary and regular colleagues are contributing in the reduction of crime.”

 

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