Buster’s long service

11:23 25 September 2012

A special constable from Exmouth has been awarded a medal for long service and good conduct.
Buster Brown, Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary, was presented with the award for nine years’ dedication by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer at a ceremony in Saltash, which was attended by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE and the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. 

Buster Brown is in the centre

A special constable from Exmouth has been awarded a medal for long service and good conduct. Buster Brown, Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary, was presented with the award for nine years’ dedication by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer at a ceremony in Saltash, which was attended by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE and the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. Buster Brown is in the centre

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Buster Brown, from Exmouth, who is Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary, has recently been awarded a medal for his dedication to Devon and Cornwall police.

A special constable from Exmouth has been awarded a medal for long service and good conduct.

Buster Brown, Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary, was presented with the award for nine years’ dedication by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer at a ceremony in Saltash, which was attended by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE and the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

He was one of 10 officers to be presented with the award, in recognition of his years of voluntary service to Devon and Cornwall police.

Buster joined the force as a special constable in 1991. He has been Chief Officer since 2003, becoming the first special constable in the force to hold the role, and has been responsible for helping train the new recruits.

He once said his favourite thing about the role was ‘engaging with people’.

“It may be something as simple as helping somebody,” said Buster. “You just get a nice feeling of wellbeing about the whole thing and the fact that you’ve done something.”

Special Constables volunteer their time to the community, and commit at least 16 hours a month. They perform operational duties, working closely with regular officers and undertaking similar roles.

Specials are issued with the same equipment and a similar uniform as regular officers and have equal powers.

• For more information visit: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/joinus/specialconstabulary

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