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Met sets target for special strength – and it is 7,000 less than the last one

Volunteer officers have helped stretched force in wake of terror attacks, but their numbers have halved since 2012.

Former deputy mayor Stephen Greenhalgh gave Met specials a council tax rebate to encourage them to serve

Former deputy mayor Stephen Greenhalgh gave Met specials a council tax rebate to encourage them to serve

Date - 8th June 2017
By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle
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The Met has announced its own target for how many special constables it thinks it needs – and it is 7,000 less than Boris Johnson promised voters in 2012. The former Mayor of London set a target of 10,000 specials by 2016 for the...
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