Volunteering during Lockdown – a special story
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“Argos is very committed to supporting local communities and this was their way of allowing me to support Essex Police.”
Special Constable Tim Davis
“I feel valued by my policing team in Harlow and, likewise, I value what they have done for me to teach me new skills and progress my development. I love the feeling of knowing that, when I walk into the station, they enjoy having me there as additional support to the team. They treat me as if I am one of the full-time officers and truly part of the team.
“But my day job as a store manager brings skills to my special constable role as well, such as handling difficulties with the public, managing people and expectations, handling conflict, setting out objectives and taking ownership of tasks. As a manager, I have many other transferable skills which I can use in my Specials role and which make me a strong person within the force. One of them is interviewing and I have helped with assessments of prospective Specials. Hopefully, all of this will help me to progress to the rank of Special Sergeant soon.”