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Special Constabulary activities

Find out about the activities of West Mercia Police Special Constables in the Twitter feeds, profiles and news items below.

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    @WMerciaSpecials Shropshire Specials on hi viz foot patrol this evening at numerous events throughout the county. #Keepingyousafe (BJ)

 

  • Special Constables' profiles

    Special Constables come from every walk of life: mechanics, doctors, managers, marketing directors, insurance brokers, mortgage advisers, criminal investigators, students, television presenters, teachers, musicians, to name just a few. The profiles of West Mercia Police Special Constables below indicate their experiences, their roles away from the police, and how volunteering benefits them.

  • Pitmaston Primary School summer fete

    West Mercia Police Special Constables attended Pitmaston Primary School, within St John's Community and close to the city of Worcester, on 20 May 2017 to engage with pupils, parents, families and staff, and to support the school's summer fete.

  • Preventing crime at the Redditch Tour Series cycle event

    More than 15,000 spectators witnessed the opening round of the 2017 Tour Series and Women's Matrix Fitness Grand Prix in Redditch on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, and West Mercia Police Special Constables were on duty to provide a high-visibility presence in and around the cycle route in order to maintain the peace and prevent any significant crime from taking place.

  • Delivering results in Malvern

    Special Sergeant Nathan Pawley outlines how the 20 Special Constables in Malvern have been supporting their Safer Neighbourhood Team and Response Team colleagues, delivering results and protecting people from harm.

  • Leominster and Hereford May Fairs

    Herefordshire Special Constables supported local Safer Neighbourhood Teams with high visibility evening patrols of the annual Leominster and Hereford May Fairs which took place from 27-29 April and 2-4 May 2017 respectively.

  • Shrewsbury rural patrols

    Throughout March 2017 West Mercia Special Constables have been carrying out weekly proactive rural evening patrols in the Shrewsbury area.

  • Operation Hercules/Ultimate Dubs

    On 11 and 12 March 2017, West Mercia Police Special Constables supported Operation Hercules/Ultimate Dubs which sought to identify any issues relating to the loud exhausts/loud music coming from vehicles, as well as concerns about speeding around Telford town centre.

  • Special Constables praised for Operation Christmas Presence support

    West Mercia Police Special Constables have been praised by senior officers for supporting Operation Christmas Presence during the festive period.

  • Special Constabulary Christmas 2016: Shropshire OPU Special Constables

    Special Constables from the Operational Policing Unit (OPU) based in Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin), supported their regular colleagues during December on the following operations.

  • Special Constabulary Christmas 2016: Shropshire

    Over the period from 18 December 2016 to 2 January 2017, Special Constables in Shropshire worked 332 hours. Of these 220 hours were on response in Shrewsbury and the rural north of the county.

  • Special Constabulary Christmas 2016: Herefordshire

    Throughout the period before and during Christmas 2016 Special Constables have been supporting their local communities.

  • Making sure the roads are safe for everyone this Christmas

    During the festive period, officers across the West Mercia Police force area are carrying out increased enforcement activities to remind motorists of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The campaign is led by colleagues from the Patrol and Safer Neighbourhood Teams, supported by the Special Constabulary.

  • Madeley youth street dealing operation

    During October and November 2016 West Mercia Police Special Constables worked with the South Telford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), supporting regular officers and Police Community Support Officers to detect and deter drug and alcohol misuse in the Madeley area of Telford & Wrekin, providing reassurance and support to local residents, and early intervention to any young people who were identified by the operation.

  • Worcestershire Awards

    Special Inspector Glenn Smith, along with three other officers, received Chief Constable's Commendations at the Worcestershire Awards evening which took place at the West Mercia Police headquarters at Hindlip Hall on 29 November 2016.

  • Careers in Criminal Justice event at the University of Worcester

    Officers from the Special Constabulary Recruitment Team took part in the 'Careers in Criminal Justice' event at the University of Worcester on 22 November 2016.

  • Peeler the Police Dog and friends visit Dines Green Community Primary School

    Peeler the Police Dog accompanied West Mercia Police Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on a visit to Dines Green Community Primary School & Nursery in west Worcester on 7 November 2016.

  • Cookley bonfire and fireworks display

    During Protect 2016 - the initiative which opened a window on everyday policing in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire from 28 October to 6 November 2016 - Special Constables carried out duties to support community bonfire and firework events.

  • A controlled explosion on Halloween

    During Protect 2016 on 31 October 2016 Special Constables in Oswestry carried out patrols to assist Response Team B and the Safer Neighbourhood Team in dealing with anti-social behaviour-related incidents.

  • Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town

    On 29 October 2016 seven Special Constables attended the Ghostly Gaslight event which ran from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge.

  • Operation Pumpkin

    29 October 2016 saw five Special Constables from Redditch Police Station book on duty to work alongside Redditch Safer Neighbourhood team to tackle the anticipated increase in Halloween and firework related anti-social behaviour.

  • Football Policing: Redditch United FC vs Leamington FC

    Special Constables from Redditch Police Station worked with PC Field, of Redditch's Safer Neighbourhood Team to provide a dedicated unit of officers ready to respond to any incidents and provide a high visibility presence at the football match between Redditch United FC and Leamington FC on the evening of 18 October 2016.

  • Multi-agency road traffic collision exercise

    Herefordshire Special Constables took part in a multi-agency road traffic collision exercise on 6 October 2016.

  • Operation Bedlum - Ludlow and Craven Arms

    Over the nights of 5 and 6 October 2016 Operational Policing Unit (OPU) Special Constables supported South Shropshire Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), along with SNT Special Constables, in responding to reports from residents about anti-social driving in the town centres of Ludlow and Craven Arms.

  • Factory drugs sweep

    Special Chief Inspector Leigh Barnes worked with Donnington Safer Neighbourhood Team in a drugs sweep of a local factory on 4 October 2016.

  • Special Constables receive long service awards

    Three Special Constables were among 37 West Mercia Police officers, staff and volunteers who were recognised for long service and good conduct at an awards ceremony at Hindlip Hall on 3 October 2016.

  • An approachable, visible presence

    Between 10:00pm and 5:00am on 24 and 25 September 2016 Police Constable Fulford and Special Constable Smith conducted hi-visibility foot patrols in Redditch town centre to ensure the safety of members of the public who were enjoying their evenings out.

  • Herefordshire Policing Area Awards

    The role and achievements of officers from West Mercia Police Special Constabulary were recognised at the Herefordshire Policing Area Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

  • Operation Triumph

    West Mercia Police Special Constables have been working with regular Operational Policing Unit (OPU) colleagues to support Operation Triumph, a weekly initiative taking place in Shropshire on Thursday evenings and Sundays throughout the summer.

  • Ledbury Carnival 2016

    Special Constables provided high visibility patrols at the Ledbury Carnival, which took place on Monday, 29 August 2016. This well-established bank holiday community event attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors every year who come to experience the procession and the entertainment.

  • Worcester City Police Cricket Club vs Worcester Muslim Association Eleven

    Officers from the Special Constabulary Recruitment Team attended the T20 cricket match between Worcester police officers and members of the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association on 31 August 2016.

  • Far Forest Countryside Show (13 and 14 August 2016)

    The Far Forest Countryside Show took place at Callow Hill, near Kidderminster, on 13 and 14 August 2016, raising money to keep the playing fields, pavilion and tennis courts open; any extra money is given to the local school.

  • Professional judgement and courageous decision-making

    Like their regular police officer colleagues, Special Constables volunteering for West Mercia Police have a commitment to use their professional judgement and be courageous in making decisions.

  • Outstanding commitment

    Special Constables, like their regular police colleagues, are committed to protecting the public from death, injury, loss and distress, even when they are not on duty. Zoe Boucher demonstrated this "outstanding" commitment when responding to an incident while on a lunch break from her other role as a Firearms Licensing caseworker in Malvern on Monday, 8 August 2016.

  • Arson prevention patrols (30 July 2016)

    Special Constables have been carrying out arson prevention patrols on foot and in an unmarked vehicle in the Radbrook area of Shrewsbury.

  • Special Constabulary Recruitment Team at The Game Fair (29-31 July 2016)

    Officers from West Mercia Police's Special Constabulary Recruitment Team were at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Alcester from 29-31 July 2016.

  • Special Constables provide assistance in Kidderminster (20-21 July 2016)

    Special Constables played a much-appreciated role supporting regular officers and undertaking patrols following large scale disorder on an estate in Kidderminster.

  • Hagfest (2 July 2016)

    On Saturday, 2 July 2016, three Special Constables and a Special Sergeant, representing West Mercia Police's Hagley and Rubery Safer Neighbourhood Team, attended Hagfest, a small community-run music festival with food and drink, and children's activities, situated on Hagley Playing Fields.

  • Oakengates Carnival (2 July 2016)

    On 2 July 2016 Special Constables from West Mercia Police, working with regular officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), carried out duties at the annual Oakengates Carnival, which was organised by the community in the Shropshire town, and attended by thousands of people.

  • Ludlow Operational Policing Unit supports multi-agency initiative (1 July 2016)

    West Mercia Police Special Constables in Shropshire took part in a multi-agency operation in Ludlow on Friday, 1 July 2016, using intelligence to identify vehicles associated with metal theft, the transportation of drugs, burglaries, and rogue traders.

  • Rural patrols in Shrewsbury Central and North (30 June 2016)

    West Mercia Police Special Constabulary have been leading on rural patrols in the Shrewsbury Central and North areas.

  • West Mercia Police Special Constables support the annual Shifnal Carnival - 25 June 2016

    The main focus of the Shropshire town's carnival was the 75-minute procession of floats from Admirals Close, through the town, to Aston Street. The procession was accompanied by dancers and musicians and was marked by hundreds of people lining the streets. The town also hosted a funfair as part of the community initiative.

  • Operation Novella - 20 June 2016

    On Monday, 20 June 2016, six West Mercia Police Special Constables undertook licensing checks in Worcester city centre as part of Operation Novella. The operation was carried out on the evening of the 2016 UEFA European Championship football match between the England and Slovakia teams, through to the early hours of the following morning.

  • On 19 June 2016 Special Inspector Philippa Jackman-Day spent a shift with one of the alliance's dog handlers

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police's Dog Section is a specialised unit that provides 24-hour cover and can be deployed anywhere within the alliance to assist with ongoing operations, or individual incidents and emergencies. The dogs are able to enhance a search and get a successful result.

  • Cuan House open day

    West Mercia Police Special Constables supported Cuan House open day on 11 June 2016.

  • National Specials Weekend (Sunday): Herefordshire

    Special Constables are on duty in Herefordshire today as part of National Specials Weekend, which highlights the role these volunteers play in local policing.

  • National Specials Weekend (Saturday): Shrewsbury

    As part of National Specials Weekend, officers from West Mercia Police Special Constabulary are undertaking a range of activities across Shropshire from 3-5 June 2016.

  • National Specials Weekend (Saturday): Redditch

    During the course of their duties Special Constables often work with and support other organisations to achieve shared goals.

  • National Specials Weekend (Saturday): Evesham

    During the two days that make up National Specials Weekend, Special Constables have been out in their communities, undertaking a range of duties to assist with local policing.

  • National Specials Weekend 2016 (Saturday): Mentoring

    Throughout the application process the Special Constabulary Recruitment Team support applicants seeking to become Special Constables.

  • National Specials Weekend 2016 (Saturday): Hindlip Hall, Worcestershire

    Special Constables attended a volunteers conference at Hindlip Hall, Worcestershire, during National Specials Weekend (and Volunteers Week).

  • National Specials Weekend 2016 (Saturday): Wellington, Shropshire

    Special Constables have been attending a coaching course at Wellington police station in Shropshire. This pilot scheme is designed to enable experienced Special Constables to help develop and coach non-independent volunteer officers within the West Mercia Police Special Constabulary.

  • National Specials Weekend 2016 (Saturday): West Mercia

    Special Deputy Chief Officer Nick Marlow and Special Constable Martin Moseley from West Mercia Police Special Constabulary prepare a patrol car in readiness for a day promoting the work volunteers undertake in local policing.

  • National Specials Weekend 2016 (Saturday): West Mercia

    Special Recruiters Mike and Philippa are attending and documenting a number of National Specials Weekend events in West Mercia (their photographs will appear on these pages). Their trip today will take in Wellington police station (to view a coaching course), meet with Deputy Chief Officer Nick Marlow, attend a volunteers conference at Hindlip Hall, as well as visiting other activities across the three counties.

  • National Specials Weekend (June 2016)

    As part of National Specials Weekend, officers from West Mercia Police Special Constabulary will be undertaking a range of activities across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire from 3-5 June 2016.

  • West Mercia Police Special Constabulary Recruitment Team attend Vintage Eastnor Festival

    West Mercia Police Special Constables and South Worcester Cadets promoted recruitment and volunteering opportunities with the police force at the Vintage Eastnor Festival at Eastnor Castle in Ledbury, Herefordshire on 29 and 30 May 2016.

  • Special Constables play their part in Shakespeare events

    On 23 April 2016, 15 officers from West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police Special Constabularies had their own part to play when Stratford-upon-Avon marked 400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare, as well as the Bard's 452nd birthday.

  • Beneficial results for crime prevention

    A pro-active approach to crime prevention in Sandy Lane, Stourport - undertaken by a team made up of West Mercia Police Special Constabulary volunteers, policing units, partners and the community - is having early beneficial results.

  • Special Constables assist Redditch Safer Neighbourhood Team

    On the evening of Friday, 8 April 2016, two Special Constabulary cars were deployed to assist the Redditch Safer Neighbourhood Team in dealing with local antisocial behaviour issues.

  • Recruitment Team visit City of Wolverhampton College

    21 January 2016: the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Special Constabulary Team attended City of Wolverhampton College's Wellington Road Campus.

  • Assessment Centre welcomes more candidates for Special Constabulary

    16 January 2016: 18 candidates took part in the latest Special Constabulary Assessment Centre at Hindlip Hall, Worcestershire.

  • Role of Special Constables acknowledged at police awards ceremonies

    West Mercia Police Awards - At the West Mercia Police Awards on 22 October 2015 at Hindlip Hall, Shropshire Special Sergeant Michael Turnbull was named as 'Special Constable of the Year'.

  • Special Constables seize illegal vehicles in Bromsgrove crackdown

    As part of Operation TRIVIUM, Special Constables targeted illegal use of the roads, transit crime and foreign vehicle offences working with other police and Home Office teams.