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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

Independent 'Police caught on video pointing assault rifles at two men holding hands up in London' 'Police in London have been caught on video pointing assault rifles at two young men as they held their hands in the air. Mobile phone footage shows two armed officers aiming their weapons at the men as they sat in a car in Hackney. During the stand-off on Tuesday, which lasted over a minute, the men can be seen questioning why the officers were using “excessive force" against them.' Your thoughts everyone?

Police descend on south London estate after teenager stabbed at unlicensed music event

A teenager was stabbed after violence erupted at an illegal street rave on a south London estate Full Story - Evening Standard Shocking bit from the article was; " “As soon as the police car turned up the crowd basically set on him. They trashed his police car, windows were smashed in on it and everything.”

London police given 1,000 acid response kits after surge in attacks

Fire brigade to attend calls alongside police to help treat victims, as services step up action on crimes involving corrosive liquids

Van crashes into Ayr police station

Short trip to the cells if nothing else...

Police Workforce at lowest level for 30 years.

The police workforce data tables are out today Special Constable numbers have dropped in the last year by 2493 officers (-15.6%) which is the biggest loss by far.

BBC: Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales

Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales 20 July 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics. The Crime Survey of England and Wales also highlighted a rise of 16% for robbery and 14% for sex offences. The survey asks people about crime they have experienced and includes offences not reported to police. The results said the total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police had gone up by 10% between April 2016 and March 2017. View the full article

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