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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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What's New

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

Alan Billings elected as South Yorkshire's new PCC

Labour candidate the winner in poll triggered by resignation of Shaun Wright.

Suspended chief constable will face misconduct hearing

Avon and Somerset PCC Sue Mountstevens announces decision to refer allegations about Nick Gargan to independent panel.

OSPRE 1: Constable to Sergeant Week 6

In the sixth week of the series we look at the next three chapters of the crime manual; general defences, homicide and misuse of drugs.

Mutual aid: Officers could be sent abroad

National Police Coordination Centre meets with force policing British-controlled parts of Cyprus to discuss arrangements.

Half of public satisfied with watchdog complaint service

Police watchdog report finds satisfaction has fallen, but says that the "validity of responses" should be considered in light of their complaint.

Decriminalisation debate after Home Office report on drugs

MPs voice support, saying evidence suggests police and criminal justice system could reap benefits.

Minority communities 'must help' recruit 17,000 more BME officers

Figures on diversity in the police service were released by the College of Policing at the National Black Police Association conference in London.

Pay review body: Staff associations have a 'single shot'

Chair of the new pay review body argues that there are some positive benefits for officers and that evidence is crucial in decisions over remuneration.



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