Opportunities for SpecialsPicture of Special Constable Barry Davies


Barry Davies has always wanted to be a police officer, so when he joined the Special Constabulary nearly four years ago it just confirmed to him what he already knew.


And now, Barry, who currently works as a Domestic Energy Assessor for Dafydd Hardy in Caernarfon, is looking forward to becoming a full time police officer.


Barry, 42, volunteered as a Special because he not only wanted to see if he really enjoyed the work, but also because he wanted to do something positive for his community.


“I wanted to do something that would help to make things better in my community,” said Barry, who gives around 20 hours of his time every month to assist with the policing of Pwllheli and the Lleyn Peninsula.


“I did not really understand how everything worked until I got a taste of being out on Saturday nights.  There is something different to deal with every day and you get to meet so many people.”


“Being a Special has certainly given me more confidence. I have learnt more about myself and now that I am older and wiser I know that this is what I want to do,” said Barry, whose family are fully supportive of his decision to join as a police officer.


Encouraging people to become Special Constables, he said: “With hindsight, it’s certainly one of the best career moves I’ve made. The experience has been invaluable and working in my community is very worthwhile. Even if becoming a full time police officer is not your ambition, working as a Special is both rewarding and character building and I thoroughly recommend it.”


To find out more about joining the Special Constabulary please visit the Recruitment section.