Thank you for your ‘special’ support
Since the lockdown we have seen huge support from our specials who have volunteered over 11,700 hours in the last nine weeks alone.
We have over 200 Special officers who continue to support us during the pandemic. National Volunteers Week is the perfect chance to highlight all their great efforts and recognise the positive difference they have made.
Special officers have had two ‘all-out’ days for both bank holidays in May. They were on hand to support NPUs, Road Policing Unit (RPU) and Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG).
Special Chief Inspector Stuart Pearson, who led both all-out days, said: “With NPUs having reduced staffing levels at these times, plus the current pandemic crisis and good weather, we felt our response should be focused to when our impact would be most beneficial.
“Our special officers on duty responded to over 200 logs across both bank holidays (8 May and 25 May). It’s clear our deployment had a positive impact to reassure our communities and reduce the burden on Response and Force Contact.
“Thank you to all the specials who volunteered their time for the bank holidays. We were able to have a police presence in some locations which may not have been possible without you.”