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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

'Discreditable' former officer sentenced

Former detective inspector who misused police resources to obtain CCTV given six-month suspended custodial term.

OSPRE 1: Sergeant to Inspector Week 16

In the 16th week of the series we look a three chapters on general police duties; civil disputes, offences relating to alcohol and offences relating to land and property.

No new HQ; operations move county instead

North Yorkshire cancels idea for new site and says some capacity will now move to Cleveland.

Candidates' line up for PCC by election

Four major political parties in the running to be the next West Midlands police and crime commissioner.

Murder charge: Firearms officers 'shell shocked'

Claims emerge that specialist personnel are now considering laying down their weapons.

PCC: 'Give money for officers not tech'

Fed supports comments that extra boots on the ground are need over body worn video.

IPCC investigate death after police contact

The Metropolitan Police referred a case to the watchdog after an injured man at the scene of a disturbance was later pronounced dead.

Restructured dog section promises more on call resource

Changes to two forces' joint dog unit will see more handlers on call 24 hours a day - despite number of officers being cut.

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