Welcome to PoliceSpecials.com
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".
01-04-11: New information added on Special Constable recruitment eligibility
15-02-11: We've added some new information on paying Specials, the 'bleep test', and advice on improving your fitness.
Latest Police News
Director General of NCA says organised crime must be recognised as national security threat.
Use of undercover officers may assist in gathering intelligence, document suggests but it warns of difficulty in distinguishing victims from criminals.
Anthony Long enters plea at hearing at Southwark Crown Court, meaning trial will now take place.
Former ACPO chief says that Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's discussions with broadcasters about coverage of operations is a sensible move.
Event at House of Commons hears from Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill, who says NCA specialisms must be "mainstreamed".
Justice Secretary says part-privatisation will bring benefits, but trade union highlights comments by Mayor of London about wanting more control over system.
Government's agenda has its potential pitfalls but should be seen as an opportunity, writes Peter Merry, Warwickshire and West Mercia's Head of Criminal Justice and Detainee Services.
Report found that strides have been made in 122 out of 125 areas which needed improvement in terms of integrity.