8th May 2000




A Sheffield student is helping Lincolnshire police in their drive to crack down on crime - by joining the special constabulary.


Kyle Doncaster, 22, from Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, is the latest ULH recruit to join the Lincoln specials.


The 22-year-old is hoping his new hectic schedule of pounding the beat as well as studying hard for his Criminology and Psychology degree will give him the experience he will need to join the regular police force when he graduates.


Its a very exciting job and I really enjoy getting out there into the community, said Kyle. I could have applied to join the police after passing my A-levels, but I thought it would be a good idea to get a degree so Ill have something to fall back on if Im prevented from joining.


If the experience of other special constables from ULH is anything to go by, it wont be long before Kyle will be playing a front-line role in all kinds of police investigations including raids on drugs suspects and helping victims of burglary.


I decided that wherever I went to university I would join the specials. When I graduate Ill apply for the force but I could be asked to join any in the country so I could be sent anywhere, he added.




Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk