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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

Women in Policing: Modern slavery, Yorkshire Ripper and other highlights

Women officers from around the world attended event in Cardiff, at which many high profile speakers took to the podium.

Driver who nearly crushed police officer jailed for 20 months

Benjamin Lee said that he thought the police were a "gang of men about to attack him".

Debate about interrogation methods after German officer raises prospect of torture

Detective says in some life or death cases it might be ethically justifiable to break the law.

Officers at plane crash scene overwhelmed by food gifts

Locals have come out in force to ensure those guarding scenes and gathering evidence are well looked after.

New HQ bought by Yorks force

PCC announces revised plans to move staff to site which she says will provide better value for money.

First contract awarded for new emergency services network

Kellog Brown and Root emerge as successful bidders for Lot 1.

Chief Constable: 'Police must stop trying to be all things to all people'

Other agencies have more work to do, says Northumbria's Steve Ashman.

Using reformed extremists in counter-terror work would require 'very careful vetting'

Academic advocates drawing on experiences of those who have returned from Syria, but only if it's certain they are reformed.



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