Force aims to praise work of Specials

SPECIAL Constables who give up their time to volunteer with Sussex Police were celebrated at the weekend.

Specials from across the county, including those from Rother district, were drafted in to help with bonfire celebrations in Sussex.

They also helped to target scrap metal dealers to check for stolen metal and checked waste carrying vehicles were prperly licensed.

Inspector Martin Pattenden said: “Sussex Police values the contribution made by our Special Constabulary and we wanted to recognise their input and celebrate the work undertaken with our communities.

“Every year these volunteers give up hundreds of hours to volunteer for the Force.

“Working alongside our neighbourhood and specialist teams they support our regular officers to provide a service to our communities.

“These volunteers work tirelessly to aid our officers in their duties.

“Some of the roles they undertake range from Wildlife Crime Officers to Roads Policing Officers as well as supporting local neighbourhood priorities

“I would like to thank the Specials for all their hard work and commitment to the Force and the communities they serve.”