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Police launch drive to recruit 50 new specials
5:00pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
WEST Midlands Police is looking to swell its volunteer ranks by recruiting 50 new Special Constables.
The search for new specials will get underway tomorrow (Monday September 9) with the application process operating on a 'first come' basis and closing after 1,000 people have expressed an interest.
The move honours an election pledge made by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones to bolster the force's pool of volunteer officers.
Mr Jones said: “Specials are vital in supporting local policing.
“These 50 new recruits will be a fantastic addition to the officers and staff of West Midlands Police on the streets, protecting the people of the West Midlands.
“Becoming a Special Constable is not easy, but I would encourage anyone with the commitment and skills necessary for these vital roles to put themselves forward."
Anyone aged over 18 can apply but applicants will be required to commit to up to 16 weeks of training, starting in January 2014, including at least one week night and weekends.
To find out more about becoming a special constable or to apply for one of the 50 roles visit www.west-midlands.police.uk/recruitment from 10am tomorrow (Monday).
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