A GROUP Special Police Officers has completed training and is ready to out on the beat.

Chief Officer for the North Wales Police and Special Constabulary took to social media to praise the group. He said: “They are a fantastic, positive bunch who are all clearly motivated.”

The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work with their local police. They are generally known as 'Specials'.

They come from all walks of life, they are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or any number of other careers.

Specials spend around four hours a week, or more, supporting the police to tackle crime in their community.

Once they have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular officers and wear a similar uniform.