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Gwent Police welcomes new Special Constables

Published in News at 13:00, Monday June 8th, 2015.

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Gwent Police’s new Special Constables with Lady Diana Hayman-Joyce JP (front row centre), Deputy Chief Constable Craig Guildford (front row right) and Special Constabulary Chief Officer Richard Jones (front row left)

Gwent Police’s new Special Constables with Lady Diana Hayman-Joyce JP (front row centre), Deputy Chief Constable Craig Guildford (front row right) and Special Constabulary Chief Officer Richard Jones (front row left)

Gwent Police have welcomed 15 new volunteer officers to its ranks.

The new Special Constables, who have exactly the same powers as regular officers, were welcomed at a recent ceremony attended by Deputy Chief Constable Craig Guildford and Lady Diana Hayman-Joyce JP.

During the ceremony, held at the Lysaght Institute in Newport, the Special Constables took their oaths and were presented with their certificates and warrant cards.

Deputy Chief Constable Guildford said: “It’s a delight to welcome these new officers to the wider Gwent Police family. They provide invaluable support to our regular officers to meet our priorities and to protect and reassure communities across Gwent.

“In these times of financial challenges in the police service nationally, I couldn’t be more grateful for the skills, knowledge and qualities these officers bring to the wider policing family and for the officers’ dedication, commitment and hard work in delivering an excellent service to their communities.”

There are currently 120 Special Constables in the Gwent Police area and for more information about volunteering with the force visit corporate.gwent.police.uk/careers/specialconstable.

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