Police specials help fight night-time crime in Scunthorpe
THE fight against night-time crime in Scunthorpe is being helped by the work of the special constabulary's volunteer police officers.
In a recent operation that saw a number of pubs searched for drugs in North Lincolnshire, 80 per cent of the specials on duty that night were used.
Police and crime commissioner Matthew Grove has made it one of his key objectives to attract more specials into the force - something licensing officer Lisa Vines said would be welcomed.
She said: "The use of volunteers shows the strength of feeling to want to help, which is very positive.
"We could not do half the things that we do without the support of the specials.
"The issue is, how do we make Scunthorpe safe and we can look at utilising specials to help achieve this."