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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

Deputy commissioner given two year contract extension

Craig Mackey has been in the role since 2012.

Family of murder victim praises brave officers

Award-winning officers attempted to save the life of businessman Akhtar Javeed.

Officers release mannequin challenge video to tackle drink and drug driving

Video is part of festive campaign tackling those driving under the influence.

Duo who stopped knife attacker running into crowd honoured

Staff association's bravery awards highlight excellent police work.

Serving police officer charged with attempted rape

Met officer will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

Are the police losing control of the streets?

Halloween carnage, officers attacked by schoolchildren, others stabbed as knife crime escalates. It begs the question - whose streets.

Chief constable defends Sir Ted Heath investigation

CC Mike Veale said he will not buckle under pressure to end the operation early.

Age of criminal responsibility to be raised in Scotland

Minister says there is a 'clear and compelling' case.

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