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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

Digital forensics training academy to be run by private firm with ambitious growth plans

West Midlands Chief Constable Chris Sims will formally open centre at launch in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Third of Police Scotland want to leave

Staff survey flagged up issues around health, wellbeing and communication - but most think that nothing will change.

Call for more comprehensive taser training after fire death

Inquest found taser 'most likely' to have ignited petrol that man had poured over himself.

Tom Winsor backs request for Nick Gargan resignation

Lack of confidence in chief is "fatal blow" to his ability to lead the force, said HMCIC.

Lancashire teen jailed for plot to kill police in Melbourne

Officers had been investigating threats he had made to murder his teachers.

Force defends safety posters against 'victim blame' claims

A petition for Essex Police to withdraw its latest campaign has nearly 500 signatures.

Scientists aid crackdown on growing problem of stone theft

Chemical technique created that could help build national database, but expert cautions: 'It's early days'.

Officer dismissed after not disclosing daughter's relationship with known criminal

PC found guilty of gross misconduct at public hearing.

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