Today’s offering from ‘One In For D & D’ is ‘Hobby Bobby’. This used to be a less than affectionate term used by ‘regular’ officers for Special Constables. Decades ago volunteer Special Constables were not always treated with the respect that they deserved. Nowadays that has changed dramatically as the Special Constabulary throughout the UK has become increasingly professionalized to the point where Specials training has reinforced their roles as being an essential part of today’s policing effort. With 25,000 less regular officers in the UK the work of Special Constables serving in various roles has never been more necessary. The picture is of H2 OCU Special Constabulary at Bloxwich circa
2002 – a great bunch of committed individuals who served the local communities well.