Cheshire's Policing & Crime Commissioner David Keane spent Friday night (19th August) out on the frontline with some of the county's special constables to police the streets of Cheshire.
During the evening David had the opportunity to hear about and take part in a specials led operation in Frodsham and see some of the diversionary activities Ellesmere Port specials are undertaking to prevent young people from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.
David said: “It was a real privilege to go out on the frontline with our special constables. By going out on patrol I was able to get a real insight into the work that they do, and see how well integrated they are into Cheshire’s police service.
“One of the highlights over the evening for me was listening to all of the positive feedback that we received from licensees during the operation in Frodsham.
“The dedication shown by our special constables and volunteers is outstanding, and the fact that that they give up their spare time, and balance their work and home lives to go out there and help us police our communities is something we should all be proud of. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work.”
Chief Officer Celvyn Jones said; “I’d like to thank the Police & Crime Commissioner for his time and for meeting some of the special constables. Friday’s visit gave David the opportunity to see the specials on a normal shift where the teams were going about their day to day policing activities.
“We arrived to sit in a briefing being given by Special Inspector Andrew Warren where he was briefing both special and regular officers. There was a real sense of teamwork and collaboration and it was clear Special Inspector Warren and his regular peers had a very good collaborative approach; working together for the benefit of our communities.
“I was also really pleased to see how our Specials in Ellesmere Port were working together with regular officers and Cheshire West & Chester community wardens to help bring local young people in the community together and helping them to stay safe during the weekends.”
Anyone who is interested in becoming a special constable should visit the Cheshire Police website, where you can find out more information on the role of a special constable and the skills that you could gain.