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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

New justice secretary announced for Scotland

Following cabinet reshuffle to an equal gender split, first minister appoints a new justice secretary.

'PCCs are much more effective than police authorities'

Two years after their introduction, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners chairman says the office has made a real difference.

OSPRE 1: Constable to Sergeant Week 9

In the ninth week of the series look at miscellaneous offences against the person, sexual offences and control of sex offenders.

Fed welcomes Theresa May disciplinary reforms

Chair and vice chair say they are reviewing consultation document but welcome elements of it proposed.

Police powers to be refreshed for 'modern day crime'

A 12-week public consultation has been launched into the Codes of Practice.

Officer disciplined following court lie allegation

Watchdog found no case to prosecute officer who was accused of lying by a court judge but directed he receive training in statement preparation.

Injunction to protect sexual exploitation victim branded 'problematic'

Six men have been banned from contacting any woman under the age of 18 after a force helped take civil measures against alleged exploiters - a move which has been praised by a children's charity but criticised by a lawyer.

Outstanding, inadequate or other: PEEL assessments imminent

HMIC are to release interim 2014 results to public next week.

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