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Special Constabulary news and profiles

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

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  • Off-duty Special Sergeant delivers vital CPR to a member of the public in Hereford

    An off-duty Special for West Mercia Police was in Hereford town centre last week when he came across a member of the public, a man in his 50s, who had collapsed on the floor unconscious.

  • Special Constables' profiles

    Special Constables come from all walks 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 highlight their experiences, their roles away from the police, and how volunteering benefits them and our communities.

  • Special Constables support multi-agency HGV truck and bus campaign

    On Thursday, 27 July 2017, a multi-agency team - including officers from West Mercia Police's Protective Services Directorate and Operational Policing Unit Special Constables - undertook an operation on the A41 at Prees Heath, near Whitchurch, in support of the week-long TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network) national campaign checking HGV trucks and buses.

  • Telford promotions

    Two Telford Special Constables have been promoted after successfully passing their interview boards.

  • Special Chief Inspector Clive Payne

    Special Chief Inspector Clive Payne has served with West Mercia Police Special Constabulary since 2002 and as he prepares to retire at the end of July 2017, he looks back at his time as a Special Constable.

  • Special Constables put their lives on the line

    On Saturday, 15 July 2017, Special Constables Ben Chance and Charlie Bennett were on mobile patrol in the South Herefordshire area. At just after 2:00pm they were directed by the Operational Control Centre to attend a residential home in South Herefordshire, where a fire had been reported, along with concerns that there were people trapped in the premises.

  • Special Constables play a key part in Operation Ictus

    Herefordshire Special Constables played a key part in Operation Ictus on 26 and 27 June 2017, working as part of a multi-agency team, supporting the Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Harm Assessment Unit in Hereford.

  • Special Constables provide reassurance at Olly Murs gig

    On 25 June 2017, West Mercia Police Special Constables provided a police presence at the Olly Murs gig at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

  • Shifnal Carnival (23 and 24 June 2017)

    The Special Constabulary in Shropshire support the Shifnal Carnival every year, boosting police numbers at a time when there is a large influx in to the town as a result of the carnival and funfair.

  • Special Constables play their part in jazz festival success

    West Mercia Police Special Constables assisted regular colleagues from the Upton Safer Neighbourhood Team in providing high visibility patrols and preventing disorder at the 32nd annual Upton Jazz Festival, which took place in Upton upon Severn from 22-25 June 2017.

  • Speed enforcement in Bridgnorth

    Acting Special Sergeant David Cole organised speed enforcement operations on 9 and 16 June 2017 to support the Bridgnorth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), following concerns that had been raised about the issue by local residents and local councils in Bridgnorth and surrounding towns and villages.

  • National Specials Weekend (3-4 June 2017)

    West Mercia Police Special Constables carried out a range of duties during National Specials Weekend, protecting people from harm, promoting the work of the Special Constabulary in local communities and encouraging people to volunteer as Special Constables.

  • 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.