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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

Fed welcomes end to £20m three-year parade battle

Orangemen have been protesting almost daily since July 2013 at not being allowed to take their chosen route home on a parade.

Merseyside PCC pays tribute to "dedicated" trans advocate

Jane Kennedy led tributes to Penny Bassi, former chairman of the Merseyside Independent Advisory Group.

No financial limit set on overseas chief constable recruitment package at cash-strapped force

PCC says he makes no apologies for global search, while announcing PCSO recruitment freeze.

Officer on restricted duty for saying 'You don't tell me what to do in my country'

PC was responding to screaming pro-Kurd demonstrators and was accused of grabbing a woman's arm.

Call for force to attend fewer low level crimes condemned

HMICS claims less attendance would help improve community engagement.

Fallen officers remembered during memorial day

Prince Charles and the Home Secretary were among the dignitaries who paid their respects at St. Paul's Cathedral.

College has 'never checked' impact of Saudi police training

Group establishes there are no post-education procedures to see if torture is used.

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