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Meet some our Special Constables

Find out what it's like to be a Special Constable and why people do it.

Special Sergeant Noel Edwards

In his day job, Special Sergeant Noel Edwards works for North Yorkshire Police as an Exhibits Management Support Officer. He became a Special Constable in January 2015. Here he explains why he became a volunteer police officer and what it’s like on the front line. Read more

Special Chief Inspector Neil Williams

Neil a Special Chief Inspector for the York and Selby area and has been a Special Constable for 21 years!  In his day job he is a Health and Safety Advisor following a career as a Mines Rescue Officer at Kellingley Colliery. Here Neil tell us why he joined and what he enjoys most.  Read more

Special Constable Paramjit Bilkhu – also known as Pinki –

Pinki is a 32-year-old retail store manager from Leeds and has just completed her rigorous initial training period and is currently out on the front line with her tutor constable who will take her through the next year or so of training.
Pinki has shared her experiences through an online blog as she went through the demanding training schedule required to become a special constable. Read more.

Special Constable Tom Stirling

Although I hadn’t planned on a front-line policing career, my day job led me into it, and I’ve never looked back.

I work as Digital Communications Manager for North Yorkshire Police, which means that as well as keeping our website and social media channels up-to-date, I help our officers and staff use new technology to engage with their communities. We’ve come a long way since I joined – back then it was headline news when we set up our first Twitter account!  Read more

Special Constable Harriet Raine

Harriet is a trainee accountant by day and volunteers as a Special Constable in the Hambleton area. You might recognise her as the face of our 2016 recruitment campaign! Read more

Special Constable Steve Timms

During the day I work as an archaeologist, which means I spend a lot of time digging around for what has happened in the past. Serving as a Special Constable means working in the here and now, as well as contributing to the future. Read more

Special Sergeant Rod Winter

Special Sergeant Rod Winter, works in the Teesside chemical industry by day, and as a Special Constable, he specialises in roads policing and road safety. Here he tells us what he does and why he does it. Read more