Special Constables recognised by Wigan Council for community contributions

Special Constables recognised by Wigan Council for community contributions

Special Constables

Caption: Mayor of Wigan Borough Councillor Yvonne Klieve, Ch Supt Emily Higham, Councillors Nazia Rehman, Kevin Anderson and Christine Roberts and Rebecca Murphy, director for strategy and innovation, along with the special constables from Wigan Borough

Volunteer police officers who provide a vital service to Wigan Borough have been recognised at a mayoral reception.

Special Constables support community policing efforts across the borough on top of their full-time roles.

The current cohort were hosted by the Mayor of Wigan Borough, Councillor Yvonne Klieve, at Wigan Town Hall this week.

As part of the Place and Community Safety Partnership – which sees the council working alongside Greater Manchester Police and partner organisations – their contributions were praised.

Councillor Kevin Anderson, cabinet portfolio holder for police, crime and civil contingencies, said: “Our borough’s members of the Special Constabulary play a huge role within the neighbourhood policing teams, reducing crime and improving community safety.

“Their dedication deserves recognition and it was fantastic to be able to thank them personally for what they do for our communities.”

Special Constables are provided full training and have all the powers and authority of regular officers.

Coun Klieve, who presented special recognition awards at a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour earlier this week, said: “It was an honour to thank the Special Constables on behalf of our residents for all the work they do.

“Their ongoing commitment is remarkable and it is reassuring that we have such community-minded individuals serving our borough.”

For more information about Special Constables, visit GMP Police website (external link).

Posted on Thursday 4th November 2021

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