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FROM LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE

 

Nigel Green MBE
ASCCO

 

Dear Nigel,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Volunteers in Policing Team at Leicestershire Police, to thank you for generously sponsoring our 2017 Awards night earlier this month.


We have more than 800 volunteers who in the last year have dedicated an astounding 114,000 hours to the force. We are very grateful for your support, which allows us to fully express our gratitude to every single one of them, and give them the formal recognition they deserve.


At Leicestershire Police, volunteers have diverse roles and this year have committed their time to events such as Leicester Pride, Remembrance Day and the annual Download music festival. They have also provided vital support to police officers in high profile investigations, and went above and beyond to help the force in the days following the Manchester and London terrorist attacks.


They also help the community in other ways, including organising crime prevention events, monitoring CCTV in public places, and always promoting positive citizenship.


I am incredibly proud of all that our volunteers achieve and I find it a great honour to be able to celebrate their efforts with them. The Awards night never fails to ignite their morale and fills them with enthusiasm for the coming year.


The evening was a spectacular success and I have been inundated with positive feedback from our volunteers, guests and sponsors.


I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as I did, and your contribution was very much appreciated by all.
I am already looking forward to next year’s Awards night, and I truly hope that we will have the pleasure of working with you again in the future.


Please let me know if you would like any photographs or editorial content from this year’s event, or if you would consider promoting Leicestershire Police’s volunteering opportunities within your organisation.


Thank you once again for your kind support.


Yours sincerely,

 

Superintendent Martyn Ball

 

 

 

Volunteer officers have been “celebrated and recognised” after lending thousands of hours in the aftermath of recent terror attacks. -Article from Police Professional



‘National Specials Weekend’ took place from June 3-4 to highlight the work of volunteer officers across the country.

The event was disrupted by the London Bridge terror attack on Saturday (June 3), but special constables were providing additional resources in London and the North West within hours.

The week following the Manchester attack, Greater Manchester Police special constables delivered more than 4,700 hours’ service – valued at over £140,000.

Chief Officer Dale Checksfield, of Durham Special Constabulary, claims the relationship between specials and full-time police officers has “never been closer” as the Special Constabulary professionalises.

He said: “National Specials Weekend is the one weekend each year where the year round efforts of the Special Constabulary, as an integrated part of policing, are celebrated and recognised.

“Special constables serve on the front line of policing, across the UK, and do so for no reward.

“They face the same risks as their paid colleagues and it is right that we highlight the value they bring to our communities and share our thanks for what they give freely.”

This year’s National Specials Weekend – which kick-started National Volunteers Week – had no theme to enable forces to determine how best to use their resources in response to high levels of demand.

Many special constables were deployed in reassurance patrols and to support events like the One Love concert in Manchester – held on Sunday (June 4) to raise money for the victims of the recent attack.

Others were delivering road traffic operations and augmenting response and neighbourhood policing.

The Association of Special Constabulary Chief Officers (ASCCO) also announced over the weekend that more volunteer officers will be recruited by 2020 “to add value to policing”.

North Wales Police intends to recruit 100 more special constables over the next three years. The other three Welsh forces have not set specific targets.

ASCCO chair Ian Miller said: “I think by increasing the number of specials, it gives resilience to police forces with the security threat.

“There’s an advantage in being able to call on fully qualified people to provide an additional resource during times of need.”

 

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