Suffolk: Police Drive To Recruit More Volunteers

14 January 2014, 06:00

Two Suffolk Special Constabulary recruitment evenings have been arranged to take place this month.

The first is being held tonight (14th January) at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, Lowestoft, and the second is taking place on Monday 20th January at Police Headquarters, at Martlesham Heath. Both events will start at 7:30pm.

The following statement is from Suffolk police:

Suffolk Police Special Constables are volunteers who give up a few hours each month to support regular police officers across the county in the fight against crime.  They play an important role, supporting regular officers in a range of duties including patrols, dealing with crimes and offenders and pro-active work.
Volunteering can be flexible to fit in with your life – you’re welcome along on days, evenings, weekdays and weekends, whenever you’re free.
Specials come from a variety of backgrounds, and in order to join you should be aged 18 or over, be in good health and of good character, but beyond this you don’t need to be super-fit or have any special qualifications.
Some join Suffolk Special Constabulary as they want to get a taste of what police work is all about before applying to join full time, others find it’s a good way to gain new skills and boost job prospects, while some just want to give something back to their community or play a part in pro-actively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.
Whatever your motivation, becoming a Special can be exciting, challenging and rewarding.
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer officer is welcome to come along, and the evening will give you the chance to find out about the job and what it entails.
All are welcome, and if you plan to come along please email to confirm your attendance - application packs will available at the end of the evening.
If you are unable to make either evening, but would still like to find out more please visit the Suffolk
Constabulary website at, call Mick Mann on 01473 613638 or email