Norfolk’s Special Constabulary has a team dedicated to tackling rural crime. The Operation Randall team was established in 2016 and is made up of Special Constabulary officers who have an interest in tackling rural crime, and is led by officers who have a farming background.
The team works with the Specials on Horseback team, which carries out intelligence-gathering patrols, liaises with the county’s equestrian community and assists with ‘action days’ to combat rural crime. Together, the two teams have helped disrupt hare coursing in the county, and have conducted checks of both vehicles and people gathered for these illegal events.
Two of the Operation Randall Special Constabulary team have received quad bike training and there are regular training sessions on all aspects of rural crime to ensure team members continue to enhance their skills.