Community-minded locals keen to do their bit to keep their area safe will have two chances to join Police Scotland’s Special Constabulary later this month.
Tayside Division is holding two special constable recruitment events at Asda Kirkton this month, on Friday from 5pm-7pm, and Sunday September 30 from 2.30pm-4.30pm
Each event is hosted by existing police constables within the division who are on-hand to provide information about what being a special constable entails, and what is involved in the recruitment process.
The part-time volunteer brigade of “specials” have a long-established history of linking the police with the public – but figures reported in the Tele earlier this year suggested their numbers are dwindling.
Tayside had as many as 127 special constables in 2013 – but as of earlier this year that figure had fallen to just 64, according to official statistics.