A number of officers at Canterbury, York, Liverpool and Chester are attested and hold the powers of constable in their respective cathedral and precincts. Newly appointed officers undertake pre-attestation training provided by the CCA together with training delivered by their own cathedral. Upon completion officers are attested and can undertake Officer Safety Training (OST).
Our attested officers undergo the same OST provided to Home Office police forces. We work in partnership with our colleagues from the Mersey Tunnels Police who proivde instruction in unarmed self-defence, baton and speed cuff techniques. Officers who successfully complete the training are then licensed to carry either the PR24 expandable baton or the Monadnock auto-lock straight baton (Personal Safety Equipment - PSE) for the following 12 months. Licensed officers are required to undertake a two day annual PST refresher in order to renew their authority to carry PSE.