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