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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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What's New

01-04-11: New information added on Special Constable recruitment eligibility

15-02-11: We've added some new information on paying Specials, the 'bleep test', and advice on improving your fitness.

Latest Police News

Met investigating sex abuse ring

VIP and MP abuse has been alleged to have taken place 30 years ago in central London flats.

Murder investigation launched following death of officer

PC Neil Doyle and two other officers were assaulted during a night out.

Brave officer's chase helps convict gunmen

Surveillance mission turned into a chase in which an NCA officers were shot at.

Lifesaving officer reunited with miracle baby

PC ran with the baby in his arms to a nearby accident and emergency unit.

Mental health reforms welcomed by police

Review states that young people with mental health problems should not be detained in cells.

OSPRE 1: Constable to Sergeant Week 13

This week sees us go back into the General Police Duties Blackstone's Syllabus book and take in another three chapters, firstly Chapter 4 Human Rights, secondly Chapter 5 Powers of Arrest (including Code G Codes of Practice and other Policing Powers) and finally Chapter 6 Stop and Search.

Policing snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

Officer-turned-comedian Alfie Moore wishes that the handling of a recent 'scandal' could have featured a bit less singing of We are the Champions...

Stop using Taser in cells, PCC says

Calls for more scrutiny of the weapon in custody have been made by Dorset's Martin Underhill.

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