A RECRUITMENT drive is under way to enlist more special constables.
National Specials Weekend begins on Saturday and Northumbria Police are using it as a platform to raise the profile of the volunteers and show their value.
Recruits should be 18 or over, be reasonably fit and of good character.
They will receive full training and equipment.
Potential applicants can attend an open event at North Tyneside Area Command Headquarters in Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend, on Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm.
Alternatively, they can call 03456 043043, ext 69299 on week days or visit www.northumbria.police.uk/specials