Can you see yourself doing something Special?
If so, we need you.
Our Special Constables are a huge part of the West Midlands Police family. Last year they volunteered over 20 thousand hours to support the service we offer the public.
They are integral members of our neighbourhood teams, our front-line response teams, helping to support our most vulnerable victims in Public Protection, Force CID, Operations, Motorway Policing- the opportunities are endless.
Now we are looking to increase or numbers as we gear up for some of the biggest events seen in the West Midlands, like Coventry becoming City of Culture in 2021 and, of course, Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
We need to get ready and we need people who want to volunteer their time to support us with both day to day policing and large scale operations.
Could that be you?
We are hare to prevent crime, protect the public and help those in need. We value the friendship and service we offer and strive to be courageous and fair. Our people are proud of what they do and we know the value of continually listening and learning and we continually grow and evolve.
Does that sound like you? Why not join us?
Working in a voluntary role as a Special Constable offers a rewarding opportunity to help make a difference in our local communities our special constables work alongside our regular officers. You could be patrolling with our neighbourhood teams, responding to emergency calls, opening investigations, working with traffic or policing major events.
We are beginning to plan for #Birmingham2022 and #Coventry2021. Exciting times lie ahead for our region and we need people to support our large-scale operations that will swing into action for these major events. Our Volunteers, whether they are warranted Special Constables or people performing specialist police volunteer roles in our communities, will play an ever-valuable role in protecting the public and helping those in need.
To become a Special Constable you should be prepared to train hard in your own time during evenings and weekends and be willing to offer a minimum of sixteen hours per month to perform the role. In return we offer full training and support to ensure you are prepared and fully equipped.
Who are we looking for?
Individuals who share our values and have a real passion for people and communities, with a desire to make a difference through policing in the West Midlands. Good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; and people who easily build relationships and response other people. We welcome applications from all members of our local communities as we continue to promote diversity across the whole of our workforce.
Our current Specials come from all walks of life- we have a pilot , a medical doctor, students, stay at home parents, teachers, bank workers, other WMP staff….. the list is endless!
We want Specials and volunteers from all of the diverse communities across the West Midlands, this is a great chance to give back and share your experience.
To apply, you must be at least eighteen years old and have a Level 3 qualification gained in England and Wales within the meaning of 2008 Education& Skills Act (e.g. ‘A’ Level/ AS Levels, National Diploma, National Certificate, Level 3 NVQ or City and Guilds, Access to Higher Education Diploma); or a qualification gained outside of England or Wales that is considered to be equivalent to Level 3 by the UK.
The application process can be quite lengthy and therefore we will accept applications from people who are studying towards level three as long as they have achieved the qualification by the time of appointment. We are looking to appoint individuals from November 2018 and beyond.
What are we looking for
Good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; trust builders and people who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from communities across the region.
Successful applicants will be joining the second largest police force in England, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.6 million.
To apply to the Police Service you must be at least 18 years old. There is no upper limit.