Recruiting specials event plan

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POLICE are urging Wearsiders to sign up as Special Constables.

 Sunderland Area Command is holding two recruitment days at The Bridges shopping centre this Saturday and Saturday, September 1.

 The events will be held next to the customer services desk.

 Acting Inspector Lisa Laverick, from Sunderland city centre neighbourhood policing team, said: “Special Constables learn a range of skills from improved communication and decision- making, to working as part of a team.

 “I’ve seen people really develop their personal confidence while doing this voluntary worthwhile role. Many of the skills our officers acquire are easily transferable into their existing day-time jobs and help them to progress in their chosen careers.

 “Volunteer officers say that being a Special Constable gives them the opportunity to give something back to the community and to make a real difference.”

 Anyone interested can visit to find out more.