Specials chief to step down

The Chief Officer of Nottinghamshire Special Constabulary, John Pritchard, has announced his retirement.

Mr Pritchard joined the constabulary on 6th November 1967 and will retire on 30th June 2012 after more than 44 years of service.

Over the years he has been stationed at Stapleford, Meadows, Beeston, Mansfield, Carlton and force headquarters.