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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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Latest Police News

Lynne Owens to become new head of 'Britain's FBI'

Surrey chief will succeed Keith Bristow as Director General of body that handles serious and organised crime.

Chiefs vow to continue the fight against cuts

Having celebrated the government's U-turn, the country's top cops warn against complacency.

Pushing ahead with cuts would have been a political disaster

Royston Martis says the Chancellor's announcement is a boost, but warns of a continued fight against austerity.

Firearms officer wins racism case against force

Nadeem Saddique was branded 'just a P*ki' and sidelined from role because of his ethnicity, employment tribunal finds.

Home Office budget will be cut by another five per cent

Warnings of potential top slicing as Fed says detail of spending review will bear close examination.

Service 'can breathe sigh of relief' but devil is in detail, say PCCs

PCCs react to George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review.

Shock and delight across service following 'no cuts' announcement

But some say further details are needed to understand what it actually means for forces.

Investigation digest published

Detective Forum, human trafficking and latest approaches to tackling illegal images all feature in latest issue.

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