My Name is Laura Hart, in my day job I work for Merseyside Police as a Detention officer but I am currently on attachment as a Programme Support officer with corporate support and Development department. I am The Chief Inspector in Merseyside Special Constabulary, I am on my 13th year in Merseyside Special Constabulary.
What was your motivation for becoming a Special Constable?
My motivation for becoming a Special Constable was solely to give something back to the communities of Merseyside. I wanted to make a difference and help people in their time of need.
What is your most memorable moment?
In 2019 I won the Lord Ferrer’s national award for Leadership and commitment to the Special Constabulary.
Would you recommend joining the specials to anyone who was considering it?
I would recommend the Special Constabulary to anyone thinking of joining. You will not be disappointed, it’s a fantastic organisation.
Did you have any concerns before joining?
Have you learned any transferable skills that you have been able to use in either your role as a special or in your regular career role?
Communication and organisational skills that help me in both my roles. My skills as a detention officer also assist me in my role as a Special Chief Inspector.
Best thing about being a Special?
Making a difference and being part of the ‘One team approach’ in Merseyside Police.