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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

Politician who called 999 while on patrol with PC calls for tougher assault sentences

Halifax MP had a Friday night out on town with police.

Civil Nuclear Police Fed goes to High Court over retirement age

The federation says its members should be eligible for retirement at the same age as officers in other forces.

Solicitor labelled 'unprofessional' by officer seeks damages from force

Lawyer said the comments would affect his reputation.

Ten force areas given funding for health based places of safety

The areas will benefit from share of £6.1 million.

Joint police and military memorial unveiled to commemorate Cyprus deaths

Dedicated to 370 servicemen and 21 police officers.

Fed slams 'disappointing' sentence for woman who assaulted officer

Giving suspended sentences to those who harm officers will not prevent it happening again, Cleveland fed warns.

Thug who threatened officers with flagpole jailed

Dover protester was also caught fighting with people he had been demonstrating alongside.

Volunteers take part in 30-mile yomp to raise money for police charity

A number of police officers completed the extreme endurance event over the weekend.

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