The Chief Officer of Nottinghamshire Special Constabulary, John Pritchard, has announced his retirement after more than 44 years service.
After nine years as a Special Constable, Mr Pritchard was promoted to Sergeant, then to Inspector in 1981.
In 1995 he was again promoted to Commandant and then quickly rose through the ranks to make Chief Officer in 2005.
Mr Pritchard said there had been ‘so many memorable moments’ of his career. He is now looking forward to focusing on his hobbies and interests, including playing tennis, supporting Notts County and compering the Bestwood Male Voice Choir.