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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

HR body says it is wrong to require new police officers to have degrees

'Clearly possible' to develop high-level skills while not being a graduate, experts say.

Ex-Morgan Stanley worker accused of gruesome PC murder: 'Satan told me to do it'

The former Morgan Stanley employee was heavily addicted to Crystal Meth and obsessed with cult television show Breaking Bad.

Met remembers fallen officers at annual memorial service

Prince Harry was guest of honour at the event.

Recorded violent crime at highest level since records began

NPCC and others say better recording and more victim confidence behind rise in stats.

Jury retires in case of officer accused of historical sex abuse

Former superintendent alleged to have used his "connections with authority" to abuse boys.

Trial begins of man accused of murdering and dismembering officer in drug-fueled sex party

Court hears PC was strangled before being cut up and dissolved in a bath tub full of acid as well as being dumped in the Thames.

No suitable candidates for chief constable job which was marketed overseas

Lincolnshire PCC will advertise the post for a second time.

Reform pay structures to reward more skilled officers, says deputy commissioner

Decision to scrap rank increases needed for change, he said.

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