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The Special Constabulary is the United Kingdom's part-time police force. It is made up of volunteer members of the public who when on duty wear a uniform and have full police powers. There are nearly 20,000 Specials serving with police forces across the UK, working in all aspects of policing.

Our website and forum is packed with information for anyone interested in the UK's Special Constabulary - whether you're a serving Special Constable, maybe thinking of joining, or simply wanting to find out more about "Specials".

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Latest Police News

Home Secretary opens new firearms training centre

Facility will serve three forces as part of their collaboration.

National Crime Agency conducts internal investigation following concerns around warrants

Review comes months after high court judge slammed organisation for 'lack of understanding' on the issue.

Spike in hate crime following Paris attacks

Leaked document appears to show significant rise in Islamophobic incidents as forces look to build 'resilience'.

Met's change programme 'will continue' despite cuts reprieve

Deputy commissioner says many of the proposed changes are not just about the money.

Officer with 'serious head injury' discharged from hospital

The 37-year old was attending a domestic report when he was assaulted by another man.

Inspector dismissed after lying about attending restaurant fight

It is claimed Inspector Jaswant Singh was not present at restaurant disturbance.

Lynne Owens to become new head of 'Britain's FBI'

Surrey chief will succeed Keith Bristow as Director General of body that handles serious and organised crime.

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