Special constables thanked for help at St George's Day parade in Chesterfield

Special constables are being thanked by police in Chesterfield for giving up their time to support the St George's Day parade.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 4:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 5:18 pm
Eight special constables from Chesterfield are being thanked for helping out at the St George's Day parade in the town.

The eight volunteer officers, all from the Chesterfield area, provided support at traffic points and with the community as the parade passed through.

More than a thousand people attended the annual parade, by Chesterfield District Scouts, during the afternoon on Sunday, April 24.

It went from Chesterfield Town Hall, on Rose Hill, and down to the Crooked Spire.

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Special Inspector Jason Pimborough said: “The Special Constables who took part had served from just one year through to 19 years, but all considered policing the parade to be an integral part of their role. Our officers are particularly community spirited and there is never a shortage of volunteers to help police such community events.

“Many people do not recognise the fact that these officers are volunteers, which is down to level of professionalism our Special Constables show. To give up their spare time to help ensure parades within Chesterfield take place is nothing short of admirable.”

Derbyshire police are currently recruiting special constables across the county.

For more information, visit the police website.