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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

A19 ruling appeal lodged

Supers Assoc launches action in support of members who were retired.

Officers 'cannot interfere' with custody van CCTV footage

The technology is automatically activated, meaning officers cannot turn it on or off.

Force to eliminate 2,500 'visible policing' positions

The plan, resulting from a multi-million pound contract with Accenture, recommends redundancy of PCSOs to save cash.

Less than a third of forces in England and Wales saw increase in officers

Bedfordshire Police saw largest percentage increase of officers in last financial year.

Under pressure chief Nick Gargan now working on cash saving project

As public are kept in the dark about what the senior officer was found to have done, the National Police Chiefs' Council welcomes him into the fold.

Police 'have responsibility' to use facial recognition tech

Force declares trial of software at music festival a success.

Popular historian criticises beard net plans

Keith Flett says public servants should look presentable and the issue does not require rules and regulations.

Old Scotland Yard's policing history comes to fore after hotel deal

Multimillion pound development sees famous nature of street cashed in on.

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