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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

Police 'failed to protect' woman murdered by ex-boyfriend

Guidelines around domestic abuse hindered police response, says IPCC.

Public misconduct hearings in effect

Legislation to reform the complaints system means cases will now be held in public unless "inappropriate" to do so.

Campaign ban mutes police tax vote momentum

PCC says funding for 235 officer posts depends on outcome of referendum - but he is not allowed to campaign.

Young drivers training programme wins national award

Road safety officers from Merseyside and Cheshire Police deliver education schemes to driving instructors.

Neanderthal footprint technology could aid modern investigations

Institute set up to research human evolution wins funding to help law enforcement.

Tasers should only be used on animals 'in emergency'

Using tasers on animals is effective but must be justifiable, advisor says.

Autism ID card scheme 'excellent idea', says charity

Those with learning difficulties in Staffordshire have been given a card that enables police to see information on their condition.

Force 'deeply saddened' by death of officer

Durham Police Federation say he will be "greatly missed" by the two forces he served with.

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