Met wants Jew!
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-04-23
London's Metropolitan Police is looking to beef up the number of special constables it has and is encouraging members of the Jewish community to get involved.
The 'Specials' have the same powers as regular police officers who they assist and volunteer eight hours of their time every two weeks. The Met Police hope to recruit an extra 1400 'Specials' over the next 12 months.
Even though the 'Specials' do not get paid, they get free travel both on duty as well as off on London's buses, tubes and DLR.
"Specials have a real role to play in reducing crime and keeping the public safe and they are an important link between the police and the community," said chief superintendent Steve Bloomfield, head of safer neighbourhoods. "It increases our uniformed presence on the streets of London and when Specials aren't in uniform they are the eyes and ears on the ground."