Thanks to volunteers
Volunteer officers boosted patrols in Ryedale during one of the most hectic periods on the policing calendar.
Working from December 21, known as “mad Friday”, through to New Year’s Day, special constables across North Yorkshire patrolled the streets for more than 700 hours.
Their duties included checks on licensed premises, issuing section 27s, which direct people to leave an area for a specified time period, searching suspects, carrying out arrests, prisoner transport and seizing alcohol from street drinkers.
New Year’s Eve brought a number of challenges for the force and the specials played a key role during the night.
Alongside anti-social behaviour and domestic violence, they dealt with flooding incidents. They also worked alongside their regular colleagues as part of the annual Christmas drink drive campaign.
Supt Richard Anderson, leader of North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary, said: “I’d like to thank all those members who gave up their free time, which could have been spent with family and friends to make sure that everyone out shopping or partying was able to return home safely. Their commitment over the festive period shows how vital the Special Constabulary is to policing across North Yorkshire.”
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