Lincolnshire's Special Constabulary will be out in force this weekend as part of the National Specials Weekend. The aim of the nationwide event is to raise awareness of the vital work carried out by volunteer police officers.
This year, the theme of the weekend is roads policing initiatives. Special Constabulary officers will be carrying out enforcement and educational activity, aimed at enhancing the police's operational delivery.
Lincolnshire Police currently has one hundred and fifty Special Constabulary officers spread across the three divisional areas. It is understood that the force is keen to increase this number to 250 by the end of this year by recruiting more people to join up.
Specials Constables are part of local Neighbourhood Policing Teams and voluntarily work alongside officers of the regular force with other experienced Specials. Training on appointment involves seven weekends at the Force Headquarters in Nettleham, followed by an ongoing training programme delivered on a local basis.