Police ‘Specials’ are volunteer police constables who help the regular police officers with various duties. Their role is an important supportive one to the police force and volunteers in the Southwell area are urgently required. Recruits are given training lectures of up to two hours a week between September and April at Southwell or Newark.
Their duties include patrolling with a regular officer as an observer in the rural police van; foot patrols at functions in Southwell Minster; parade duty at Southwell Show; at visits of Rayalty; on traffic point duty and at special functions in the City and County of Nottinghamshire.
The camaraderie between Specials and the regualar force officers is excellent and the job provides a stimulating and worthwhile experience of some aspects of police work.
Anyone over the age of 18 may apply and Insp. Norman Mees at Newark Police Station would be pleased to give any further information to prospective candidates.
Extract from the Bramley in November 1982