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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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What's New

01-04-11: New information added on Special Constable recruitment eligibility

15-02-11: We've added some new information on paying Specials, the 'bleep test', and advice on improving your fitness.


Latest Police News

New inquiry into collapsed police corruption trial

The trial of eight former officers involved in the Lynette White case collapsed when documents were said to have been shredded.

OSPRE 1: Constable to Sergeant Week 20

One week to go after this, and now we are revising General Police Duties, in terms of content and importance it is a very important chapter.

2,000 officers resign in a year

National scale of those quitting revealed as Fed rep suggests that the job is being turned into something you no longer do for life.

PC killed by IRA remembered 40 years on

Met Commissioner leads remembrance ceremony for constable who was killed while assisting the capture of a suspect while off-duty.

Senior leaders 'must speak up about taser'

Surrey police and crime commissioner Kevin Hurley criticises ACPO's 'weak leadership' for not explaining that taser can prevent serious injury.

Brothel blackmail PCSO sent to prison

Met employee who used his uniform to gain money from victims is handed six year sentence.

Calls for gang injunction 'league tables'

Committee of MPs wants Premier League-style table showing which forces are successfully securing most injunctions.

Historic knowledge resource on the move

One of the last policing features at Bramshill is about to be transferred to Berkshire. Ian Weinfass visited the National Police Library to see it before it closes and finds out what it will continue to offer in the future.



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