The Isle of Man Constabulary is currently running a campaign to recruit Special Constables and is holding a series of drop-in sessions over the next month.
The Special Constabulary comprises volunteers with regular jobs who support the operational duties of their full-time colleagues.
Specials are expected to contribute a minimum of 100 hours of duties over a 12-month period. The hours are voluntary and unpaid, but there are non-remunerative benefits such as personal development, camaraderie, team spirit and a sense of helping the wider community.
Chief Constable Gary Roberts said:
‘The Special Constabulary plays a vital role in modern policing and I look forward to welcoming new recruits again this year.
‘The work they undertake is not only important in helping to keep people safe – it is hugely rewarding from a personal perspective, allowing people to gain a range of experiences which are attractive to employers.
‘Being a Special Constable also provides many with the knowledge and confidence to apply to join their full-time colleagues, and is a useful way to find out if policing can become a career for them in the future.’
Drop-in sessions will take place in Costa at the Sea Terminal, Douglas, on the following dates, when serving Special Constables will be available to talk to potential applicants:
- Thursday 12 April 6pm to 8pm
- Tuesday 17 April 6pm to 8pm
- Thursday 26 April 6pm to 8pm
- Saturday 5 May 11am to 2pm
The closing date for applications is Friday 11 May at 4pm. For more information and an application pack visit iompolice.im