Special Constable with Thames Valley Police
Our Assistant Director of Music is a Special Constable for Thames Valley Police. The special constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work with and support their local police. 'Specials', as special constables are known, come from all walks of life - they are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or any number of other careers - and they all volunteer a minimum of 18 hours a month to their local police force, forming a vital link between the regular (full-time) police and the local community. Once they have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular officers and wear a similar uniform.
She works for Thames Valley Police and am based in the Local Policing Area of Bracknell and Wokingham. She gives up time in evenings, weekends and holidays to police with the Emergency Response Teams who cover Bracknell and Wokingham. She gets involved in local community events, some of which are policed exclusively by the Special Constabulary. There is a huge sense of satisfaction supporting my local community in this way, giving up my time to help others and support victims of crime, those suffering from mental health crises and being a vital part of ensuring that our community is safe.