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A new website, designed to try and get more of us to consider volunteering as police officers in Milton Keynes and North Buckinghamshire, has been launched.
The website, www.youdrawtheline.co.uk hopes to improve the recruitment process of Special Officers and make it easier for people to find out information about the job.
Thames Valley Police need to meet a target of 400 Special Police officers force wide. The target in Milton Keynes is 49, but the force has exceeded that in this area, with 66 Special Officers.
Chief Officer Nigel Woodley told heart “The campaign’s approach is to ask people if they are prepared to take practical action to prevent unacceptable behaviour in their neighbourhood.
“For many people, that is what being a Special is all about; deciding to take a personal stand against criminals in their area.
“However other people join for a number of reasons; to gain new life experiences, to see if they would like to become a regular officer, or because they want to give something back to their community.
"Many people make the decision to find out about joining as a volunteer officer, but get frustrated by a lack of information and the length of time it takes to apply. This website should make the initial process better."