Meet Our Specials

Acting Section Officer Peter Chapman

Name : Peter Chapman

Job : Acting Section Officer

Start : 2010

Job likes : Everything, and protecting the community

Quote : Tackle not tolerate
 

Acting Section Officer James Field

Name : James Field

Job : Acting Section Officer

Start : 2018

Current assignment : Wakefield Response Team

Job likes : Being able to help others

Job dislikes : Paperwork

Quote : Everything happens for a reason

Special Constable Stephanie Kovrlija

Name : Stephanie Kovrlija

Job : Special Constable

Start : 2019

Job likes : Helping make victims and public feel safe / catching the bad guys!

Job dislikes : Bullies and burglars

Love about the job : Constantly challenged and improving skills, making a difference to the community and colleagues and all the cake in the team room!

Day job : Motorcycle retail manager
 

Section Officer Tashbeeb Sakeb

Name : Tashbeeb Sakeb (Nickname: Tash)

Job : Section Officer

Start : 2016

Job likes : No two days are the same

Job dislikes : Some of the chairs don't recline

Day job : Control room call taker

Interesting fact : Black belt in karate

Favourite food : Prawn curry

Fear : Spiders
 

Section Officer Andrew Taylor

Name : Andrew Taylor

Job : Section Officer

Start : 1984

Likes : Every day is a different day

Dislikes : Paying up for a 'Cake Fine'

Quote : Live every day as your last!
 

 

Videos of West Yorkshire Police Special Constables 

Special Constable Shakeeb Ahmed

Based at Elland Road Police station in Leeds, talks about the reasons he decided to become a Special Constable - and also explains what he does for a living outside of his work as a Special Constable for West Yorkshire Police.

 

Section Officer Alex Phillips

Based at Normanton Police station in Wakefield District, Alex talks about the reasons he decided to become a Special Constable - and also explains his role as a dog trainer for the Force - outside of his work as a Special Constable for West Yorkshire Police.

 

Special Constable Ahmed Vorajee

Based at Airedale House Police station in Keighley, talks about the reasons he decided to become a Special Constable - and also explains what he does for a living outside of his work as a Special Constable for West Yorkshire Police.

 

Section Officer James Field

Based at Normanton Police station in Wakefield District, James talks about what his shifts involve, what he does for a living outside of his work as a Special Constable for West Yorkshire Police and explains the reasons he decided to become a Special Constable.

 

As part of our 2019 Special Constable Recruitment Campaign - meet Special Constable Dale Wilson. Dale works in our Contact Management Centre, as well as volunteering as a Police Special Constable.

 

Senior Section Officer Tom Mortimer was the winner of the West Yorkshire Police Special Constable of the Year Award 2018, watch his nomination video below.

 

What is it like training to be a Special Constable?

How do you balance the regular training commitment with your job and other commitments?

We talk to Student Special Constable Ricky Jones who is half way through the training process and hopes to be a fully serving Special, patrolling the streets of Wakefield District, by April, 2018.  You can also follow Ricky’s journey with West Yorkshire Police on his regularly updated Twitter account

 

Senior Section Officer Alan Studd - Wakefield District

Alan has a passion to serve communities in Wakefield, managing community projects and bringing communities together to reduce offending. He increases awareness around criminiality and drugs in a supportive environment, and brings people together in the community to give them something to do.