Recruitment evening in Fife for special constables

The recruitment evening will take place at the Fife Divisional HQ in Glenrothes

The recruitment evening will take place at the Fife Divisional HQ in Glenrothes

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Police in Fife are holding an information evening for anyone interested in becoming a special constable.

The event is taking place at the Fife Divisional Headquarters in Detroit Road, Glenrothes on Wednesday, August 26 at 6.30pm.

Special constables have a unique role in Scottish policing. They are part-time volunteers who work alongside regular police officers.

They come from all walks of life and play a vital role in keeping their local communities safe.

Some people see this as a route into becoming a regular police officer; while others simply want to do their bit for their community, helping to keep people safe and gaining invaluable experience and training in the process.

A special constable will work at a festival or a football match or on the beat and bring his or her own extensive skills, experience and local knowledge to the job.

One officer who started his career as a special constable is Constable Chris Mutter who will be talking about his own experience at the event next week.

He said: “There are many reasons for becoming a special constable; doing something out of the ordinary, giving something back to your community and developing new skills.

“I personally used it as a platform for joining as a regular police constable and it allowed me to experience first-hand what it entailed.”

He added: “It certainly set a great foundation for myself and I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

Anyone can attend the information evening and people can book a place by calling (01592) 411995 (office hours) or emailing: FifeDCU@Scotland.pnn.police.uk