Posted: Wed 15th Apr 2020

Special constables thanked after providing nearly 2,000 policing hours over Easter weekend

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2020

North Wales Police has said a big thank you to all volunteer officers who have responded to bolster policing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the Easter weekend, special constables contributed a combined total of almost 2,000 hours to frontline policing across the region.

They have been a visible presence in communities, providing additional reassurance whilst also proactively engaging with people in relation to COVID-19 legislation.

This has included assisting with arrests, being on patrol, helping with stop-checks of vehicles and stop searches, undertaking roadside drug and breath tests and seizing vehicles.

Chief officer for the North Wales Police special constabulary, Mark Owen said: “As ever I am humbled by the response of our special constables – they are putting themselves forward to help protect and support the community and North Wales Police during this emergency.

“They could have easily opted to stay home safe with their families over the Easter bank holiday weekend, but instead, they have been out on foot and in vehicles across the region – providing reassurance and taking some of the stress from their paid colleagues. This really is volunteering at its very best.”

North Wales Police chief constable Carl Foulkes echoed those views. He said: “Our special constables are just that – special, and are a key part of our response to the coronavirus pandemic

“Their work ethic, productivity, commitment and dedication are outstanding and I am extremely proud of them all.”

Anybody interested in learning more about the special constabulary can visit this website for further details.



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