special constable


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special constable

n
(Law) a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp in time of emergency
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Haggard special constables with white badges stood at the corners of every street.
Special constable Patrick MacKinnon, 47, was arrested by colleagues on Canna.
Shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve said: "Whilst this move is to be welcomed it will only restore Special Constable numbers to levels when Labour took office.
What makes this scheme difficult to support, however, is the suggestion that each special constable should be paid a pounds 1,000 bounty in return for patrolling an obvious trouble spot.
While a special constable is an unpaid volunteer there is reimbursement of travelling expenses, meals and other expenditures incurred during duties.
And his commitment to the job and obvious passion for policing has now been recognised with West Yorkshire Police's Special Constable of the Year Award.
This weekend is National Special Constable Weekend, and Northumbria Police is appealing for members of the public to come forward and volunteer to sign up.
A SPECIAL constable who joined West Midlands Police more than 40 years ago has laid a wreath in Coventry for the final time before his retirement.
HIstoric: Some of the Specials Constables who guarded the Elan Valley pipeline and inset, a detail from one the truncheons carried by a special constable and a medal struck in their honour.
TAKING a bite out of the Big Apple, a former special constable has bought a New York Police Department car for a new themed party transport business in Chester.
WORKING in both the legal field and as a Special Constable, Mary Crearie is a criminal's worst nightmare.
Become a Special Constable SPECIAL Constables are members of the public who are volunteers that give up their spare time to serve their community.

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