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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

Police pledge to work closely with European forces

Vice chairman of National Police Chiefs' Council.

'Protect our members' rights' says Fed following Brexit

Demand from within the service that rights of police officers and staff are protected.

Force launches LGBT network at London Pride

Met officers will be involved in this weekend's parade.

Officers must not be ashamed of admitting if they have a mental health problem

Hampshire Police Federation chairman John Apter says the process of providing help needs to change.

Officer disciplined for dealing with driving concerns 'too oppressively'

Officer did not give the woman enough time to decide whether to accept a discretionary disposal.

PC attacked with sword after officers respond to vandalism call

'His leg was just streaming with blood' said friend of stabbed constable.

Dog sentenced to death freed and given new owner

Stella is now in a new home and receiving behavioural modification training.

Force apologises for sending dummy explosives to business

Package was inadvertently included when Bedfordshire Police delivered knives for sculpture.

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