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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

Force reportedly withdraws leaflet after criticism

Devon and Cornwall Police leaflet suggested 'young females' were at risk on fairgrounds.

Man injured after being tasered

Force has referred itself to the IPCC.

Uzi-style BB gun was recovered from Jermaine Baker car

Firearm was found in rear footwell of vehicle, which was parked in a London street when officer fired at passenger.

Force backs drug testing scheme for festivalgoers

Drugs advice charity will provide facility for people to find out what is in their drugs.

PCC defends plan to double number of specials

Local federation called proposals a 'publicity stunt'.

No 'summer of disorder' expected by Met

Senior officers say media speculation has been unhelpful.

Give prison sentences to all who attack police officers, says fed

Mandatory custodial sentences will help reduce assaults, says PFNI chair.

Unique police and military memorial unveiling will see 'sacrifices remembered'

Event will also feature one of the largest collection of police standards in English history.

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