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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

Police pension regulations laid before Parliament

Anger as Home Office's long awaited guidance on the scheme is delayed yet again.

IPCC drops investigation into Sir Peter Fahy

PCC says he has been vindicated after watchdog announces it is no longer investigating Greater Manchester chief.

No more custody for mentally ill teens

Devon and Cornwall Police has announced new plans to tackle the ongoing issue of young people with mental health issues being held in police cells.

Out of court disposals 'damaging confidence in police'

Variation in use across UK is area of concern, says Home Affairs Select Committee.

No compromise on BTP joining Police Scotland

Scottish Justice Secretary claims the distinctive nature of policing in Scotland requires the end of the UK-wide force.

'We need to break the last taboo'

As new national programme to support mental health of blue light personnel is launched, PoliceOracle.com speaks to one inspector who wishes he had sought help earlier.

Husband and wife policing duo disarm screwdriver-wielding man

Hearing the words 'drop the knife', the two off-duty officers' protective instincts were aroused.

'Officers told to put Hillsborough blame on fans'

Former senior officer tells inquest about alleged briefing in which he was told: 'Go away and gather evidence'.



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