Special constables are volunteer police officers, who come from all walks of life. You will work alongside regular officers and PCSOs in the local policing teams and play a vital role in supporting the work of the police and the community. Once you have completed your training, you have the same powers and wear the same uniform as regular officers.
Special Constables play a crucial role in fighting crime and making our streets safer. Specials come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. They volunteer for a minimum of sixteen hours’ duty per month and form a vital link between their community and the police service.
Specials have the same powers as regular police officers. The role is varied and can be demanding. You might find yourself doing anything from policing sports events to helping guard crime scenes.
Specials are involved in Drink Drive campaigns, Wheeled Respect traffic operations and the Going Out campaign to name a few.
Recruitment for Special Constables is ongoing and we are currently offering Information Evenings (see below for available dates) for those who are interested which are mandatory to begin the recruitment process. For details regarding the eligibility criteria and recruitment process, please visit the Special Constabulary page.