The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) appoints a range of volunteers that help to ensure the public receive an efficient and effective police service, as well as ensuring that Cheshire Constabulary treats people (and animals) in a professional manner.
The roles include:
Front desk auditors
Police dog welfare visitors
Call management auditors
Independent observers of protests and demonstrations
To find out more about all of these roles and associated reports, please use the links below.
Specials, as they’re known, come from all walks of life.
They are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or from many other careers and they all volunteer a minimum of four and a quarter hours a week to their local police force, forming a vital link between the regular police and the local community.
Specials have the same powers as regular officers. They wear the same uniform and are issued with the same protective equipment including handcuffs and baton.