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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

Scotland Yard sale will allow high-tech investment

Met HQ since 1967 is now on the market for £250 million - sale shows commitment to "putting bobbies before buildings", says mayor.

Chief pledges new 'impartial' Rotherham inquiry

South Yorkshire's chief constable says external investigation will be commissioned to identify 'wrongdoings' - but shadow home secretary demands more decisive action.

Officer's shooting actions 'justified'

Police ombudsman concludes that officer who fired a shot at a car speeding towards him was justified in his actions.

Video: Acting in a policing world

Met sergeant tells PoliceOracle.com how he balances the demands of the job with his acting ambition.

NATO Summit: Operations begin

Significant mutual aid deployment gets underway as terror threat becomes heightened across the country.

Police will be able to seize passports

David Cameron outlines new measures in response to increased terrorist threat.

Fed warns over referendum 'carnage' claims

But Better Together says that intimidation of its activists has been rife throughout campaign so far.

'Hybrid' police structures are not 'maintaining neighbourhood policing'

Moving police personnel from centralised to community structures does not mean neighbourhood policing is being preserved, it is more like 'shifting deckchairs on the Titanic' says ex-chief.



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