New Derbyshire volunteer police officers sworn in

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A group of eight new recruits are ready to head out on the beat after becoming volunteer police officers in Derbyshire.

The latest recruits, who are aged between 19 and 28, will be helping police the streets up and down the county, at locations including Bolsover, Ashbourne, Ilkeston and Derby.

They are Special Constables Lauren Ratcliffe, Lawrence Verney, Jake Prince, Marc Atwal, Gareth Pooley, John Ryde, Shahid Hussain and Daniel Davies.

The officers were sworn in to Derbyshire’s Special Constabulary at a ceremony in front of family and friends, which was held at force headquarters in Ripley.

Derbyshire’s Assistant Chief Constable, Martyn Bates, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome our latest team of recruits into Derbyshire Constabulary.

“Being a Special Constable enables each individual to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”

The Special Constabulary is made up of volunteers who give up their time to help police Derbyshire and keep communities safe from crime and anti-social behaviour.