Special constables from across Norfolk will be gathering in Bircham Newton this weekend for a two-day training course.
The event is being held at the National Construction College site in the village and will cover subjects including domestic violence, drink driving, burglary and public order.
Across the county, volunteer officers carried out a total of 428 arrests last year and put in more than 93,000 operational hours.
Their work included duties at Sandringham during the Queen’s Christmas holiday on the estate, which involved more than 80 special officers, and the policing of Norwich City football matches.
Simon Bailey, the chief constable of Norfolk Police, who will be attending the event: said: “Special officers carry out a crucial role in supporting the service we provide to the community, They are a true credit to the county they serve.”
Stephen Bett, the county’s police and crime commissioner, added: “The Specials are highly committed individuals giving freely of their time, skills and experience to make a difference in our county.
“They are, and will continue to be, a highly valued part of Norfolk’s policing service.”
Anyone interested in joining the Special Constabulary should phone 01953 425699, extension 2371, or visit www.norfolk.police.uk for more information.