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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

South Yorkshire chief told to resign by PCC

Alan Billings indicates he was misled by David Crompton over Hillsborough inquest questioning.

McDonald's attack officer dismissed without notice

PC gave witness statement not corroborated by CCTV.

PC who 'dreamed' of joining service dismissed after sending malicious messages

Ealing officer pleaded to keep his job but was dismissed without notice.

Officer dismissed after assaulting former partner

Harrow PC was convicted of four offences in June this year.

Mayors have not played politics with policing, says retiring Met Commissioner

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement unexpectedly, claims no politician has acted in a partisan manner.

Former Met Fed official in court over alleged fraud

Force names officer who has been on restricted duties since December 2014.

Met PC hospitalised in emergency call car smash

A man in his 70s had to be cut free from the wreckage of his car following the incident.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire

Met Commissioner was appointed in September 2011.

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