SUSSEX Plice and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has praised the important work of Special Constables.
She spoke out as 35 new recruits successfully completed more than six months of training.
Mrs Bourne said: “Special constables have been involved in policing Sussex since 1831 and are an integral part of policing in the modern world. I am a huge advocate of the benefits of volunteering and helping to make a difference in your local community. That is why I launched the recruitment campaign back in August in order to increase the number of special constables serving in Sussex to 450 by 2015.
Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith, said: “Special constables are an integral part of our policing family. Across Sussex 403 people currently give their time to this role, working alongside our teams to keep people safe and cut crime. It is always humbling to meet people who give their time so generously to benefit the local community and I am looking forward to meeting the new recruits on Friday to say thank you and welcome them to our team.”