Birchanger Community Special Constables
Be a Community Special Constable in Birchanger
Birchanger is a small ancient village situated in northeast Essex nestling on the border between Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex and Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire. It has a thriving gastro pub, a sports & social club and church.
The village is based around a hill, which is part of the East Anglian Heights. At the foot of the hill is the river Stort, which is a tributary of the River Lea. The village was recorded in the 1086 Domesday book with the name Bilchangra. St Mary's Church is even older, parts of which date back to Saxon times and is strategically placed to overlook the river Stort and its valley.
In the 12th Century the village name in ancient British was recorded as "Bircehangra" which means ‘Wooded slope growing with Birch trees’. This name is still appropriate today as Birchanger Wood still exists and has many Birch Trees.
A Birchanger Community Special Constable will:
- Be integrated into a Community Policing Team
- Start and end their duty as close to their community as possible, potentially from another agency’s premises
- Spend the majority of their time within the council area’s neighbourhoods.
- Be visible and accessible in local communities on uniformed, foot or cycle patrol.
- Help address local issues and priorities as informed by the local council and police intelligence-led tasking.
- Patrol hot spots identified through intelligence or which have been deemed to be priority areas.
- Respond to police-related incidents within the council area.
- Engage with local communities and support further recruitment of Specials.
- Attend suitable local council meetings where available to do so.
- Have regard to the Council’s aims and objectives in their voluntary service.
So if you’re interested in really looking after your little piece of the world please submit an application. Birchanger would love to have you as part of their community team and we’d love to help you keep your area safe.