Special constables’ 125,000 hours of crime-fighting

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Lancashire’s volunteer police spent more than 125,000 hours on the beat in 2013.

The county’s special constables - given the same powers and uniform as paid officers - seized nearly 3,000 litres of alcohol from under-age drinkers, checked 2,000 licensed premises, did 1,600 road side breath tests and took 113 illegal vehicles off the road.

Their duties include carrying out local patrols, policing events and working on crime reduction projects.

They gave 54,000 hours to neighbourhood patrols last year.