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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

Chief's misconduct hearing will not be in public

Police watchdog announces that no part of the misconduct hearing for suspended chief constable will be held in public.

Senior Fed official investigated for alleged fraud

Dennis Weeks placed on restricted duties by Met after claims of wrongdoing were received by professional standards department.

Man dies following police Taser discharge

Police and crime commissioner pledges ethics probe as IPCC investigates.

Social media: is policing picking up the pieces?

Sarah Ingram examines the impact that dealing with online arguments is having on a depleted service.

Legal review of police use of custody images announced

Home Office will consider proportionality of the use and retention of images on national database after concerns raised over legal issues.

Conferring guidance 'not unlawful' despite IPCC document

Legal challenge was partly based on controversially published guidelines, made public prior to consultation.

Girls in criminal justice system 'not being protected'

A joint report found many staff ill-prepared to deal with the problem of actual or potential sexual exploitation.

Officers restore Christmas for conned pensioner

A neighbourhood policing team arrange a collection for a World War II veteran who was caught out a by fraudster.

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