BRITAIN’S longest-serving police officer has made just five arrests in 52 years.
Special Constable Richard Warren, 74, has picked up a series of service medals during his career, including an MBE.
And he has no intention of hanging up his handcuffs just yet.
The grandad of seven is a country bobby in Malmesbury, Wilts, who patrols roads, transports violent offenders and investigates cases of animal rustling.
Volunteer officer Richard explained: “My role is helping the police with whatever they want me to do. I try to do my best to make sure everyone stays safe in Wiltshire.
“I can arrest people but I don’t go out of the way to do that.”
Yet Richard will be ready if he is called into serious action. He said: “I am trained to use the extended batons, pepper spray and wear a body-worn camera.
“I’ve never used the baton but have withdrawn it to impose myself.
“There was a group of people in a pub one evening.
“They were coming out after drinking a lot so it was best they knew we were there.”
Richard, from nearby Hullavington, also volunteers as a litter-picker and cares for wife Lynette, 70, who suffers with MS. The couple have been married for 49 years.
He only works as an officer on Fridays and is a computer engineer by trade — still doing IT repairs.
Richard also beats the streets by running to keep fit, completing four of the past five London Marathons.