As a volunteer, I’m using skills from my career and helping others at the same time

Before I retired, I was a broadcast journalist with a very demanding job and a highly developed work ethic. I knew I needed to have a role that would fill the gap in my life that my career was providing. I had been called for jury service in London and found the administration of justice compelling, so decided I would apply to become a magistrate.

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It is a job like no other – even if we only do it in our spare time!

You may recognise our Special Constable Susanne Majer from SC_SusanneMajer.jpg
one of the 24 Hours in Police Custody episodes. Susanne wrote a blog to share her experience as a Special Constable and a member of the Bedfordshire Police Force Contact Centre staff.

Every day you put that uniform on and start a shift, you are making a difference in the community, you may end up helping someone in a difficult situation or even save a life.

It is a job like no other – even if we only do it in our spare time!

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“I think you need to go and see a grown up.”

I joined Bedfordshire Police in 2006 and spent the first four years on response in Luton, before moving to the Road Policing Unit for the following eight.

At the beginning of March 2017, I was approaching two years in my dream role as Acting Sergeant of a brilliant team in the Roads Policing Unit. I knew from an early stage in my policing career that being on the Roads Policing Unit was my ambition because it is right at the forefront of pro-active policing. Taking on the role of A/Sgt and having such a fabulous team working for me was easily the proudest moment of my career.

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