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Special Constable Jonathan Dunning-Davies

Jonathan has been a Special Constable for 20 years and has found that it has given him invaluable work experience.
Special Constable Jonathan Dunning-Davies at work
Special Constable Jonathan Dunning-Davies at work

Jonathan Dunning-Davies studied in the Junior and Senior School at Hymers College until 1997, when he left to study languages at Nottingham University.  After graduating university, he joined the Special Constabulary in 2002 and is now in his 20th year.  Outside of the Special Constabulary, he is a civil servant, employed by the Home Office.

He originally joined out of curiosity and to find out what the role of a Police Officer was like for real, as well as adding some challenge and reward to his life.

Jonathan explained that no police duty is typical and he has worked in a variety of areas.  He predominantly works in community policing and explains that this 'is the best role to achieve visible results; through Humber Talking and similar initiatives, you learn about the community in which you work, find out what their issues and concerns are, and address them'.  In the past, he has also worked on response, night time economy, and in Roads Policing.

As a result of his work, he has earned well deserved praise and awards, including the Chief Constable’s Commendation and the High Sheriff’s Award for services to the community.

Jonathan would encourage anyone to consider joining the Special Constabulary, as it has allowed him to meet and work with some truly wonderful people, and has made friends for life.

Becoming a Special Constable gives you something about which you can be really proud. Do it, because you want to put something back, increase the challenges in your life, and work in an exciting, dynamic and diverse environment. It is not a hobby, but a job (albeit voluntary), and it is a job that must be taken very seriously.

It is now mandatory to have a degree to get into the Police Service, so the Special Constabulary is something worth considering for students to undertake while continuing further studies.  As a Special Constable, it means that your starting salary is slightly higher than a regular officer and it gives you invaluable work experience to see if it really is for you.

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