Gloucestershire’s Special Constabulary plays a crucial role in fighting crime and making the streets of the county safer. Specials come from many different backgrounds and walks of life and form a vital link between their community and the police service
Specials often take key roles in the delivery of Constabulary initiatives and campaigns. This includes the annual Drink Drive campaign over the Christmas period. Throughout December 2016, around 3000 hours were volunteered with Specials carrying out hundreds of road side stop checks and roadside breath & drug tests.
Along with the ‘Wheeled Respect’ traffic operation, the Special Constabulary’s input into road safety campaigns has resulted in the seizure of more than 100 vehicles.