Just wanted to make sure you all knew about the Legal Fees Insurance Scheme that is available for Special Constables in England & Wales.
This insurance is arranged by the National Policing Improvement Agency on behalf of Special Constables in England & Wales. The scheme provides legal protection for incidents that arise on duty.
The scheme has been renewed from 1st April 2010 and the maximum amount of indemnity limit is £100,000.
If you find yourself needing to claim, you should contact the firms below. Telephone them as soon as practicable, and in any case, within 30 days of the incident being claimed for.
For Crime/Discipline & Misconduct contact
REYNOLDS DAWSON SOLICITORS on 020 7839 2373 (please note this is a new number)
(or in an emergency out of hours 07659 130481) (this is a new number and has only recently been introduced)
For Personal Injury, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority applications and Discrimination contact
RUSSELL JONES & WALKER on 020 7657 1619
For more details please see the attached summary cover document.
Hope this helps should the need ever arise to contact either of them.