From September-December 2016 the 16 officers of the South Warwickshire Special Constabulary Priorities Team (or Specials Priorities Team) carried out more than 456 hours of operational duties.
Their aim was to address local priorities in South Warwickshire, so they carried out proactive work to tackle problems and to respond to concerns raised by members of the public. Just some of the work they completed involved carrying out tasks identified by the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams, dealing with traffic offences, submitting intelligence reports and carrying out stop checks on people and vehicles.
Officers visited more than 18 towns and villages to deliver crime prevention work and hate crime awareness information. They also supported other Warwickshire Police operations, including the Kenilworth Horse Fair and Operation Protect, which sees officers and staff from Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police and partner agencies come together over ten days to tackle a wide range of policing issues.
To enable them to support the project, Special Constabulary officers undertook a range of training programmes on police powers, crime and equipment process. This covered areas such as anti-social behaviour, rural crime, domestic abuse training and the use of intoximeters at the roadside and at police stations.