Volunteer police officers were out in force in Hertfordshire for the Platinum Jubilee.
Over the long Bank Holiday weekend, some 95 Hertfordshire Specials took part in patrols and other duties, supporting the policing effort across the county.
The national celebrations coincided with National Specials Weekend – an event that marks the contribution that Special Constables make to the safety of the community.
Special Superintendent Michael Allardyce said: “The Platinum Jubilee was a moment of national celebration of the reign of HM The Queen. While much of the public were taking part in or watching events marking the occasion, a large number of our Special Constables were helping make sure Hertfordshire continues to be a safe place for all.
“I’m sure many of them would have taken extra pride for being on duty for such a huge community event. I’d like to thank them for their efforts this weekend and throughout the year.”
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “Specials are a brilliant part of our constabulary and out community. I want to thank them for giving up their free time over the Bank Holiday to ensure the safety and enjoyment of others during the celebrations.”
Specials are volunteer police officers. They come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. Highly trained, with full policing powers including the power to arrest, they play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime.