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Dorset Police Support Volunteers Assist with Specials Training

Police Support Volunteers have been assisting with Specials Training at Dorset Police

In the course of three months (Jan – March 2018) Police Support Volunteers in Dorset joined to assist at a series of role playing events training the new specials. The events focused on the following topics: Non-Offence, Arrest, Stop & Search, Traffic, Assault & Public Disorder,

S/Insp Mark Bussell (Special Constabulary Training manager), said: ‘Utilising PSV’s for role playing scenarios has really enhanced the training opportunity for the new Specials and we will definitely look to replicate it again.”

Darren Wildman, trainer, said: “Special Constabulary training includes 12 weeks distance learning, 16 weeks classroom and practical’s and then onto PDU for development. After this Special Constables will be signed safe and lawful for accompanied patrol. Volunteers are key to ensuring the practical element of the training is as real as can be and they offer a better learning experience for the student special constables. The training has developed over the years and is more in tune with modern policing demands and expectations.”

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