Thirteen new volunteers were welcomed by Derbyshire Constabulary as they begin their careers as special constables.
The nine men and four women attended an attestation ceremony on Tuesday, May 28 at police headquarters, Ripley, where they swore an oath to the Queen and were with their warrant cards.
The new recruits are aged between 19 and 36 and will volunteer across the county, including Chesterfield, Ripley, Swadlincote, Ilkeston, Matlock, Glossop and Buxton.
They come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. SC Thomas Allen, 22, who will serve in Swadlincote, works for JCB while SC Matthew Lomas, 21, who will be based in Killamarsh, works within the family butcher business.
SC Emily West, 21, will volunteer in Chesterfield when she is not at her usual place of work with the UK Border Agency.
ACC Collins said: “Each of our new recruits has undertaken rigorous training and the ceremony is a celebration of their achievements thus far. Being a special constable enables each individual to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”