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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

Taskforce launched to tackle crime that 'shames financial system'

Home Secretary will also announce a published list of top ten most wanted fraudsters.

IPCC investigating after man dies following police pursuit

Incident occurred in Hackney on Tuesday morning.

Territorial support group change at Met 'operational'

Decommissioning of Paddington Green base is not due to disciplinary issues, force stresses.

Retired chief constable makes complaint against former force

An investigation is now set to take place.

Chief constable defends force after political attack

MP said force is "rotten" and needs outside agencies to investigate it.

Woman found guilty of racially abusing police officers

Bridget Hoey also bit an officer, punched another through the hatch of a cell door and kicked a third.

Only ex-officer in party group to leave parliament

Last Scottish Labour leader had called for the involvement of more officers.

Mike Penning gives MPs few answers at police and fire debate

Minister faced questions about budgets, accountability and privatisation when he appeared at a Westminster Hall debate.

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