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Specials receive crime scene investigation training

Specials receive crime scene investigation training
Six Specials receive training to help them develop their forensic skills for policing the streets of Essex.

On Wednesday, February 7, A/Principal CSI Ryan Howell and CSI Vikki Jones, who also volunteers as a Special, held a refresher training session for serving Special Constables.

As part of their initial training Special Constables learn about the importance of forensics and how to deal with handling forensic evidence, but to help refresh their training and to develop them as volunteer police officers, our CSIs hold regular training sessions.

The training will help them preserve evidence at a scene, increase their knowledge of forensics to maximise forensic recovery and utilise forensic evidence to help secure a conviction.

CSI Vikki Jones said: “It’s great to be able to use my skills gained in my day job to teach and develop Specials.

“I love being a Special myself, it’s good to be out on the streets protecting the public. It’s even better that I get to use my experience working as a Crime Scene Investigator to help my fellow Specials.”

Ryan and Vikki are holding further sessions across the county to share their knowledge with our Special Constabulary.

The Specials who attended these training sessions volunteer their time to help and protect their local community. They spend a portion of their time volunteering in specialist roles including PolSA, the Dog Section, roads policing and other areas. If you would like to become a Special Constable, apply on our website:

Both Vikki (@CSIVikkiJones) and Ryan (@CSIEssex) mentioned in this article are on twitter and regularly tweet updates of what they get up to at crime scenes.

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