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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

Officers served with misconduct notices over intelligence delays

Information around suspected paedophiles was not passed on by CEOP for 16 months.

PCSO jailed for sex acts with teenage girl

Thirty-year old encouraged child to play truant from school and meet up with him.

Law enforcement targeted in DDOS attacks

Short outages to public facing websites of Essex, GMP and NCA have taken place - with no real damage being caused.

PCC says answers to combined authority questions 'are not forthcoming'

Deadline for local authorities in West Midlands and Warwickshire to join scheme is today.

£1.4 million announced for recruitment drive as call centres axed

Police Scotland mergers to be slowed following HMICS report.

Ex-officer attempts to run to every football stadium in the country

Russell Winfield still plans to do it in 80 days but is currently taking time out nursing an ankle injury.

Hillsborough Inquests 'will be over in months'

Clarification over length of time they are due to last following PCC's suggestion they could run on for a year.

PCSO in hospital following hit and run

Community support officer was assisting traffic when the car hit her without stopping.

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