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I keep seeing the ads for this - anyone do or done it?
The first call out he responded to was a domestic between his mum and dad
Isn't it the same thing as those Community Support Officers?
Think you have more power than a Community Support Officer
one of those youth officer types and seems to be perpetually being made fun of. i offered him drugs for a laugh once.
They are NOT the same as Police Community Support Officers who are fulltime and paid.
Special Constables have all of the same powers as regular police officers. By way of contrast the primary role of a PCSO is to 'reassure the public' by providing a visible uniformed presence on the streets, however, they have no more powers of arrest than you or I.
Are they taken seriously by their colleagues and/or the public? Have they gained supercool skills and experience and kicked some crim ass?
after all, they're giving up their own time to do something on behalf of the community.
They look exactly like regular police officers, same uniforms/equipment/powers so the public would most likely be totally unaware as to whether they were a regular or a special. I think it's only the capbadge on the helmet that differs slightly.