A nurse from Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital will soon be walking the beat alongside her husband after joining the ranks of Norfolk’s Special Constabulary.
Corwen Hull, 47, is one of 15 latest recruits set to don a police uniform after taking part in an intensive training course.
She was encouraged to join the Special Constabulary by her husband Graham, 39 who has been a special for five years.
Soon the couple will patrolling the streets of Fakenham together following an official attestation ceremony for new special constables at Norfolk Constabulary’s Wymondham headquarters.
Corwen, who is looking forward to helping her local community, said: “I saw how much enjoyment Graham got out of being a Special and I felt it would be good to use the skills and experience I have gained as a nurse in a different way.
“I work quite a lot of shifts so will be able to find the time to dedicate to the role which is going to be very interesting.”
Graham is a sound engineer by trade as well as a carer and the couple have four boys between them aged 11 to 22.
Speaking before the ceremony, Graham said: “I will be very proud to see Corwen attested, I think that, given her life experience, she will have a lot to offer.”
Corwen, who also worked in prison healthcare for two years, added: “The training has been very interesting.
“A lot of the intake are interested in becoming regular officers and are quite a bit younger than me but I like to think my work and life experience will help me.
“I thought I would be too old but Graham encouraged me to go for it and I am really looking forward to getting out and about on the streets and putting my training into practice.”
Specials Manager, Sue Goode, said: “It is wonderful to know we will have a husband and wife assisting the community of Fakenham. We have a highly professional Special Constabulary which makes a considerable contribution to the operational side of policing.”
The latest recruits will be working across the county, including in Lynn.
Norfolk’s deputy chief constable, Charlie Hall, said: “It was an honour to meet the new recruits.
“The commitment and energy shown by Norfolk’s Specials is truly admirable.”