Become a Selsey special constable

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POLICE are looking for budding bobbies to join them as special constables in Selsey.

Sussex Police is recruiting people to join the force as a volunteer in the seaside town.

The special constables play a vital role in neighbourhood policing teams, and can train to undertake specialist roles, responding to 999 calls and working in the road policing unit.

Assistant chief constable Robin Smith said: “Special constables have worked in Sussex for over 100 years and this role gives people a chance to get right into the heart of Sussex Police and, ultimately, the communities we serve.

“Last year, special constables volunteered more than 80,000 hours with us; their professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm are admirable.”

Sussex Police is looking for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds who want to make a difference in the communities they serve.

“It is important that our workforce reflects the diversity of our local communities so that Sussex Police can continue to improve its policing response,” said a police spokesman.

Special constables devote a minimum of 16 hours a month, supporting local police teams, gaining new experiences and skills and learning about many aspects of police work.

In-depth training is provided covering the police service, the duties of a police officer, powers of arrest and common crimes, how to prepare evidence for court and personal safety.

To find out more about what it’s like to volunteer as a special constable and how to make an application visit