Dacorum supporting officers show why they’re Special during national police showcase


A national initiative to highlight the work of Special Constables saw most of Hertfordshire’s 410-strong team out in force over the weekend.

A total of 24 Specials from Dacorum were on duty during National Specials Weekend, which is designed to to shine the spotlight on the contributions these supporting officers make to the police force and their communities as a whole.

Special Constables in action in Dacorum

Special Constables in action in Dacorum

The borough’s special force were involved in executing a number of warrants for non-payment of fines at homes throughout Hemel Hempstead.

As a result of the operation, one arrest was made and a series of fines were retrieved. One payment-dodger appeared in court on Monday, while sums of £275 and £340 were also retrieved from others in the town.

On Sunday, Special Constables handed out 12 cautions to drivers speeding at 37 to 39mph in a number of areas in the borough, including Leverstock Green, Adeyfield Road, Markyate and Kings Langley.

Laser speed cameras were used following reports from members of the public about speeding drivers in these areas, and two traffic offence reports were given to drivers for excess speeds of 44 and 48mph in a 30mph zone.

The county’s police and crime commissioner David Lloyd, who lives in Flaunden, said: “I am delighted by the great results our Special Constables achieved during National Specials Weekend and it never fails to impress me that they each undertake this vital role during their free time.

“I hope that the enthusiasm demonstrated by our Specials during this weekend has inspired people to consider becoming a Special Constable themselves.”

Herts Police is also keen to recruit Special Constables and Rural Special Constables from across the county to join its team. Click here for more on the role and how to apply.