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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

Michael Barrymore sues police over damage to career

The presenter was arrested in 2001 following the death of Stuart Lubbock.

Two officers found guilty of common assault

Officers found guilty of using excessive force when out looking for dementia sufferer.

Officers' tenacity praised after landmark 'victimless' rape prosecution

Devoutly religious man who subjected ex-wife to appalling attack in 'dungeon' is jailed for over a decade.

Moments of silence for 7/7 victims

Law enforcement reflects, a decade on from tragic morning.

Taser death inquest verdict 'doesn't reflect reality'

Fed chairman speaks out after jury finds officers' actions contributed to death amid concern about weapon's use.

PCC's full sick pay confirmed

But elected representative hints online that he could make a recovery sooner than first thought.

Force trials GPS tracking scheme to tackle domestic abuse

New device will alert victim and police if perpetrator is in close proximity.

Warwickshire makes temporary deputy permanent

Chief constable Martin Jelley says appointment was the result of an "extremely demanding process".

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