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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

Acting PCC appointed for South Yorkshire

Chief finance officer will oversee governance role until a by-election is held.

House fire: Officer's death was accidental

Popular PC fell asleep in his living room whole attempting to cook a meal, inquest told.

Officers' murders: A force reflects

Colleagues remember the lives and achievements of GMP constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.

Officer arrested over sexual abuse allegations

50-year-old not currently carrying out frontline duties according to force.

PC fatal shooting: Officer forced to resign

Ian Terry's family criticise 'unnecessary pain' caused by six year wait for sanctions against those involved in botched training exercise.

Troubled families project targets 'generational crime'

Initiative in Somerset, which has been awarded a significant cash windfall, is praised for uplifting community issues.

Watchdog raps force over murder failings

IPCC finds Merseyside Police could have prevented violent estranged husband from carrying out fatal knife attack.

New chemical fingerprint profiling will 'revolutionise crime investigations'

Project to develop a method of fingerprint extraction and analysis could reveal key information about suspects.

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