Patterns are available at Volunteer Centres, Western Isles for people to knit or crochet Trauma Teddies
These teddies are carried by police officers on duty in their patrol cars and given to any youngsters experiencing a distressing situation
Special Constables receive basic training in the theoretical aspect of Police duty and legislation, which is complemented by "on-the-job" training with regular officers in a wide variety of police work.
Every effort is made to ensure that Special Constables are given the opportunity to work along with regular police officers at times which are mutually convenient. Obviously the hours of duty which a Special Constable is willing and able to work will vary according to individual circumstances but a regular commitment is essential.