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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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17-06-2015: Police Specials Power Users are now able to access a wide range of benefits.
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Latest Police News

New South Yorks chief starts four months early

North Yorks chief to return to force, while West Yorks chief super makes move south.

Ex-officer Mike Pannett pens new 'Crime Squad' memoir

Latest book by well-known commentator lifts the lid on his time in the Met.

Officers gearing up for 180-mile annual bike ride

To date the tour has raised over £130,000.

Met officers' leave cancelled following London disorder

Violence flared in Hyde Park, Burgess Park and Stamford Hill during heatwave earlier this week.

Former officer beats JK Rowling to book award

Clare Mackintosh spent 12 years with Thames Valley Police.

Superintendent who swindled thousands from groups avoids jail

Wiltshire officer stole £14,000 as his debts spiraled out of control.

South Yorkshire 'fundamental restructure' had already been announced, Home Office says

The force's previously published peer review and HMIC's annual PEEL inspections amount to new measures, government says.

Test case to challenge child's custody detention

Challenge brought by charity Just for Kids Law after 14-year-old was repeatedly kept overnight in a cell.

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