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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

Iraq veteran police officer crashed car at HQ

Force defends its record on caring for officer welfare after case involving officer who had post-traumatic stress disorder concludes in court.

Watchdog backs officer who punched man assaulting woman

Ombudsman finds use of force was justified and says there is no evidence to contradict official account of incident.

Man who shot officer through hand jailed

Prison sentence for criminal who fired gun at officer after being confronted about abandoned car.

Crime commissioner has 'little confidence' in IPCC

PCC says past experience of the police watchdog means he has little faith in its ability to investigate claims that he divulged sensitive information.

Emergency meeting at force over Hillsborough funding

PCC accuses Home Secretary of poor timing over decision to leave force with a 'grave' shortfall over inquest funds - but he isn't sure how much.

'Recruit chief constables from outside police'

Senior officer turned author says he lacks faith in direct entry - but wants it to apply to chief officer posts to boost integrity.

Forces sign strategic alliance agreement

Devon and Cornwall and Dorset are merging a number of services in attempt to save money.

'New parental rights can be implemented before they're law'

Home Office says officers should be able to take advantage of parental leave changes prior to regulations being amended.

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