Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ibrahim Master, has hailed a Special Constabulary course a resounding success.
In a bid to encourage residents from diverse communities to apply to Lancashire’s Special Constabulary twenty-one students took part in a unique “feeder” course run by the University Centre at Blackburn College, designed to give residents who may not normally consider the Special Constabulary an insight into what the role involves.
Mr Master said: “The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to encouraging residents from diverse communities to become more involved with policing – and this is an area I am pursuing on his behalf.
“Engagement between the police and public is vital, and the PCC is committed to supporting the drive to recruit more Special Constables.
“They make a real difference to Lancashire Constabulary, and it is vital we encourage the best people we can from across the county to volunteer.”
Ten of the students who took part in the course were from the Black, Minority, Ethnic community, with seven of those deciding to apply to become Special Constables in Lancashire.
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a Special Constable should visit www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Become-a-volunteer.