A MEMBER of the Special Constabulary who stepped in single handedly to calm a World Cup fracas in the summer in Brandon has been appointed Deputy Chief Officer.
Dean Knight, who has worked mainly in the Forest Heath area, receieved a county policing command merit award last year for his handling of the public order incident during the World Cup.
Mr Knight, who works as head of bid and proposal mnagement for DHL International, said: “I am delighted to have been selected. The Specials will play an even greater part within the policing of Suffolk over the coming years and I look forward to working with everyone to make this a success.”
He added: “There is fantastic scope, especially with increased numbers, to utilise the expertise of people from their day jobs.”
Suffolk Assistant Chief Constable Paul Marshall said: “Dean Knight is a dedicated individual who displays strong leadership skills and is a valuable member of the Special Constabulary.”