New cops on the block

Police attestation Ripley

Police attestation Ripley

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Six students, an IT analyst and a hotel worker are amongst the latest recruits to jointhe ranks of Derbyshire’s Special Constabulary.

They include Joseph Rainford, from Smalley, who will be based in Ripley. He was among 14 special constables were formally welcomed when they attended an attestation ceremony at police headquarters in Ripley.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Karl Smethem said: “Our special constables have a long and proud history of providing vital support to the force, and in particular giving very welcome assistance to our communities and to police colleagues.”