Teenager joins police force

AN ILKESTON teenager has joined up to the county’s police force as a volunteer officer.

Sc Charlotte Lister was one of 13 new recruits who were sworn in at the Ripley HQ.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins was there to see the volunteers join the ranks.

She said: “Each of our new recruits has undertaken rigorous training and the ceremony was a celebration of their achievements thus far. Being a special constable enables each individual to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”

Derbyshire police are looking for people to join the special constabulary.

Anyone interested in signing up can visit www.derbyshire.police.uk, call 101 or email recruitment@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.