Eight new Special Constables attest

ESSEX Police have welcomed eight new Special Constables after they received their warrant cards on Monday 20 July.

Drew Cooper (Harlow), Sheila De Freitas (Rayleigh), Robbie Jackson (Clacton), David Kirby (Grays), Paul Manson (Brentwood), Libby Campbell-McCulloch (Colchester), Daniel Millard (Basildon) and Megan Whiteley (Chelmsford) took part in a special attestation ceremony after completing their training.

They read an oath to keep your communities safe in front of Assistant Chief Constable Tracey Harman, Justice of the Peace Beverly Purvis and the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner at Essex Police headquarters in Chelmsford.

Superintendent Cat Barrie, who heads our Special Constabulary, said: “I want to thank all the Special Constables for their hard work and determination. 

“Seven of them were on different intakes earlier this year until the Government lockdown. 

“With our help and with some changes, they were able to continue with their studies and they proudly received their warrant cards last night.

“One of the Special Constables has rejoined us after previously volunteering with Essex Police. The force would like to welcome him back to our family.

“We are determined to get Special Constables trained with the right procedures in place so that they are able to help you and catch criminals. 

“We’re accepting applications – so if you’re looking for a new challenge or want to rejoin just like Paul – we’d be happy to have you on board.”

We want to thank all our Special Constables that volunteer their time to give back to the community, making a difference through helping people, keeping people safe and catching criminals. 

If you would like to learn new skills, gain more confidence and make a positive change to your community, apply to become a Special Constable and join our growing team: www.essex.police.uk/specials #MyOtherLife

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