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
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HMIC crime data report reveals public protection officers have "unacceptable disregard" for victims over crime recording.
Former Humberside officer sentenced to three years in prison having already served custodial term.
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Former cabinet member for children's services at Rotherham Council defies public pressure to leave post in wake of damning report.
David Pickover considers what crime has been committed if an officer spots and individual urinating in the street.
Government must have accurate data to make informed decisions over police resourcing and training, says staff association lead.