New officer for Ilkeston

A STANLEY man celebrated his 25th birthday by becoming a Special Constable for Derbyshire Police.

Nathan Lawler was one of 16 new volunteer officers that will take to the streets of Derbyshire.

Sc Lawler will work in Ilkeston.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “Special Constables join for a variety of reasons – to experience real policing before applying to become a regular officer, to put something back into the community or simply for a new challenge. Specials play an important role within the force and I am delighted to welcome the new recruits on board.

“Being a special is an exciting, varied and rewarding role and we are always actively recruiting for new people to join and become part of the Derbyshire policing family.”

There are currently 298 Special Constables assisting police officers in the county.