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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

IPCC decision on whether to investigate South Yorkshire chief delayed

Watchdog says it expects to receive new material shortly.

Met trialling facial recognition technology at Notting Hill Carnival

Force will also super recognisers to try and spot known offenders.

Boy hit by Lancashire police car

The child was taken to hospital for treatment.

Freemason links to Hillsborough under examination

IPCC says grand lodge is assisting investigators with their work.

Tougher sentences for more than 100 criminals

Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme has seen 102 offenders face tougher punishments.

Police watchdog investigating PCC over expense claims

Member of public made complaint to police and crime panel.

Three quarters of officers abused by drunks

Survey reveals problems for emergency service workers across Scotland.

Officer dismissed after selling stolen kayak on eBay

No place in service for officer demonstrating such dishonesty, says chief.

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