Special awards


North Wales Police will host this year’s All Wales Special Awards.


The third All Wales Special Constabulary Regional Awards Ceremony is being held in Soughton Hall, Northop, this Sunday, November 18th.


And for the first time this year British Transport Police are involved in the ceremony.


Gareth Pritchard, Assistant Chief Constable of North Wales Police, said: “The Special Constabulary has a long and proud history of policing since the first legislation relating to Special Constables was enacted in 1831. Clearly much has changed since that time.”


“The continued development of the Special Constabulary is a crucial part of ensuring the future success of policing and never has this been more important than in today’s society.”


He added: “The awards acknowledge the immense contribution of the Special Constabulary across Wales and all the Welsh forces are greatly appreciative of the work undertaken by Special Constables.”


“It is a great pleasure to present awards to those who have gone the extra mile to serve their community.”


The four Welsh Forces and the British Transport Police held their own, in-force panels at which nominations were selected to go forward and be considered as overall winners for the two awards that will be presented on Sunday.