Thirteen are so special

Thirteen new volunteers have been sworn in as Special Constables in Derbyshire.

They were welcomed to the force at an attestation ceremony at police headquarters in Ripley.

Supported by friends and family, the 11 men and two women swore their allegiance to the Queen in front of magistrate and chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority Cllr Philip Hickson, watched by Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins and members of the Police Authority.

They are aged from 19 to 35 and come from all walks of life including bank manager, gas engineer and student.

Assistant Chief Constable Collins said: “Good luck to them all in their new lives as special constables. I’m sure it will be the most challenging, testing, exciting and rewarding volunteering role.”