New Special Constables officially sworn in
Twenty-two dedicated volunteers were officially sworn in as Special Constables on Monday (April 29) at our HQ in Chelmsford.
Each Special swore their oaths in front of their proud loved ones and were welcomed into Essex Police by Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet, Justice of the Peace Dawn Roche and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Roger Hirst.
Deputy Chief Officer Derek Hopkins, a fellow volunteer police officer, invited each Special to take to the stage and make their declaration where they each received a Certificate of Attestation and a warrant card.
Serving Specials from across the county came along to the event to welcome the Specials into their local policing teams.
Special Constables have the same policing powers and uniforms as regular police officers but do the role voluntarily around their busy personal lives and day jobs.
Did you know that we are the fastest growing and second largest Special Constabulary in the UK with more than 500 Specials? Come and see for yourself why lots of people from all walks of life are joining us as Special Constables. Apply online today at www.essex.police.uk/specials