Dorset police recruitment

The latest recruitment campaign for special constables is underway in Dorset today.

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Dorset police recruit special constables

Dorset police are beginning their recruitment campaign for police officers in remote communities.

The police is looking to build a team of rural specials who will work exclusively in more rural areas including Blandford, Gillingham, Dorchester, Sherborne and East Dorset.

The special constables are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment.

They will be involved in a range of policing activities, including community events, targeted operations and specialist training.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: “Our last campaign to increase the numbers of special constables in Dorset was very successful. We want to build on that success and boost our Special Constabulary even further."

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