Special Constables sworn in

The Special Constables who have joined North Yorkshire Police.
The Special Constables who have joined North Yorkshire Police.

The number of volunteer police Special Constables walking the beat in Harrogate has been given a boost following the swearing in of new officers.

The special ceremony took place at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court and of the 12 officers, pictured, sworn in by chairman of the bench Ms Anna Ramsden and Justice of the Peace Mr John Bacon, five will be serving in Harrogate.

They are: SCs Danielle Abel, James Brown, Lucy Irwin, Jonathan Penkett and Louise Ruddick.

North Yorkshire Police is currently recruiting Special Constables who will start training in early 2013. For more information about the Special Constabulary, visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials