Northumbria Police is urging members of the public to volunteer as special constables.
This weekend is National Special Constable Weekend.
Nationwide there are around 20,000 Specials serving with police forces, with 318 in the Northumbria area. Specials are trained volunteers who work with their local 24/7 officers and Neighbourhood Policing Teams.
Contact 101, ext 64111, for more information.