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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

Direct entry superintendent puts in transfer request

Force originally had two candidates but is now left with none.

Constable right to privacy debated after Plebgate investigators found John Terry spoof text

Defence argues use of racist terms sent among officers did not undermine relations and would not have offended anyone if DPS hadn't made them public.

Forces choose not to implement voluntary redundancy schemes

As calls for compulsory severance gain ground, only three forces have so far offered voluntary redundancy.

'Reorder world of public services,' says departing GMP chief

Sir Peter Fahy bemoans 'Victorian' divisions between different agencies and calls on politicians to be brave and bring change.

Controversial police patrol leads to arrest of wanted man

UK officers working in Spain were involved in investigation into British criminal.

Force ordered to pay damages following racial abuse

Officers were found to have falsely imprisoned two men as well as racially abusing them.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murdering PC David Phillips

Officer was killed in hit and run incident yesterday.

After 60,000 march against austerity, new chief acknowledges future questions about cost

Senior officer hails city's rich history of political activity but says there may be issues to confront about cost of policing so many demos.

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