LAST week saw the retiral of Fyffe Kennedy from the Special Constabulary after nearly 27 years service at Newton Stewart.
He has been a regular attendee for the Special Constables in Newton Stewart, and Inspector Stuart Davidson said called him “very reliable, professional and caring with a pleasant manner.”
The local Special Constable Co-ordinator at Newton Stewart re-iterated that Fyffe was one of the most reliable Specials in Galloway Division and was always willing and able to help in every situation. Fyffe has regularly assisted over the years with local festivals, pageant events and agricultural shows along with operational policing. He has attended and assisted all the scenes expected that Police deal with on a daily basis, from serious and fatal crashes, rural crimes, thefts through to routine and assistance calls.
The Inspector added: “Fyffe will be sadly missed at the station and we wish him a happy retirement from the Special Constabulary. Fyffe’s son Keith is a Police Constable at Newton Stewart and Keith was also a Special Constable for five years before hand.
“The role of the Special Constable is unique and valued by our Force. We appreciate what the like of Fyffe and all our Specials do on a regular basis by coming out to assist and give something back to the community. “There are obviously some who may want to join the Specials to see if joining the Police as a Constable is for them, and some who just may have the desire to join the Specials. The role is much more than before and this is a great way to develop yourself with the training that is given by our staff as well as assisting with all types of Police incidents we can come across daily. Plus there is a chance to see other areas and departments throughout our Force.”
Special Constable numbers are currently fairly low in mid Galloway and anyone interested in finding out more visit http://www.dg.police.uk/ or telephone Constable Jane Dunbar on 0845 600 5701 for details.