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