notts police

A committed team of Special Constables are continuing to make a big impact by helping to tackle community concerns in the Gedling borough.

During the last month alone the proactive six-strong Gedling Specials Team volunteered 240 hours in support of their full-time colleagues.

Their great work over the last month has included seizing 18 vehicles for a range of offence during patrols, including no insurance and no tax, arresting three motorists on suspicion of drink driving, reporting 18 drivers for summons and issuing nine traffic offence reports.

The volunteer officers have also been supporting Neighbourhood policing and Operation Reacher team colleagues by carrying out additional patrols in hot-spot areas, in response to reports of shed and garage burglaries, catalytic converter thefts and shop thefts.

The dedicated team will be assisting their Reacher colleagues with proactive policing and operations during April as well as giving support to help crack down on priorities including anti-social behaviour, burglary and drug supply.

Inspector Chris Pearson, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector responsible for local policing in the Gedling borough area, said: “We’ve received superb assistance and support from our specials who, during the last quarter alone (January-March 2021), contributed a total of 593 hours.

“I am immensely proud and appreciative of their hard work and that of our other local policing teams as they continue to work effectively together to keep people safe and make a positive impact in the communities we serve. 

“I’d like to thank our Specials for the dedicated work they do on a daily basis, especially during these challenging times during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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