Delyn MP and Policing Minister David Hanson has visited Flint Police Station to celebrate National Specials Weekend.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘road policing initiatives that enhance operational delivery and raise public confidence’.
The National Specials Weekend has been held annually since 2003. Its aim is to highlight the vital policing role performed by the Special Constabulary.
David Hanson said:
“The Special Constabulary continues to form an integral part of policing in the modern world, demonstrating both its effectiveness and the value it adds to policing in local communities.
“In December 2009 there were 181 Specials in North Wales and it is projected that by December 2001 there will be 281. Nationally it is projected that the number of Specials will rise from 14,500 to 20,000 over the next two years.
“Special Constables demonstrate clear commitment and dedication in the way they carry out their duties and form an important part of the wider policing family.
“Between October 1st and December 31st last year, Specials in North Wales carried out a very impressive 8,364 duty hours.
“My visit to Flint Station gave me the opportunity to thank the Special Constables for the work they do here in Flintshire.”