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PCCs Office welcomes Eleven New Special Constables
Eleven new Special Constables recently joined Hertfordshire Constabulary, graduating at Police Headquarters on Tuesday, July 24.
 
During eleven weeks of training, the new recruits learnt about basic law around theft, public order, assaults, traffic, powers of arrest and Stop and Search. They also used a virtual learning environment which trained them in legislation.
 
Each graduate went through a rigorous selection process and had to pass a final exam and practical assessments to enable them to qualify for the role of Special Constable.
 
Kevin McGetrick, Head of Victims Services and Commissioning for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, said:
 
“As these new recruits embark on their journey with the Special Constabulary it was particularly pleasing to see the depth of support to wish them well, not only from friends and family but civic dignitaries and local councillors. This demonstrates the admiration of people in Hertfordshire for those individuals who have volunteered to help keep our communities safe.”
 
Over the next 12 months, the new recruits will continue their training, allowing them to pass out as substantive Special Constables once they are assessed as fit for independent patrol.
 
An Employer Supported Policing (ESP) scheme is also being led by Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, who wants employers across Hertfordshire to encourage, support and sustain their staff’s duties as a Special Constable alongside their day-to-day employment.
 
Stevenage Borough Council and St. Alban’s based company, Borras Construction recently signed up to Employers Supported Policing. More details about the scheme can be found here: www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk/employer-supported-policing.php
 
 
Those that graduated were:

James Whybrow, who will be based at Hemel Hempstead Police Station
George Georgiou, who will be based at Hertford Police Station
Peter Martin, who will be based at Hertford Police Station
Michael Stevens, who will be based at Hertford Police Station
Helen Lambley, who will be based at Hitchin Police Station
Carl Powell, who will be based at Hitchin Police Station
Scott Wilson, who will be based at Hitchin Police Station
Edward Franklin, who will be based at St Albans Police Station
Samuel Cayton, who will be based at Hatfield Police Station
Leanne Bridges, who will be based at Hatfield Police Station
Rhys Grainger, who will be based at Hatfield Police Station
 
More information on becoming a Special Constable, visit www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk and click on ‘apply online’ or browse the pages to find out more.