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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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17-06-2015: Police Specials Power Users are now able to access a wide range of benefits.
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Latest Police News

Sergeant faces dismissal after being found to have committed gross misconduct

Three-person panel found several allegations against her proven.

EU Referendum: The policing debate

Two former officers set out the case for and against remaining in the European Union.

Hoax kidnap plot officer jailed for seven years

PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain claimed his colleague was to be kidnapped.

Met borough commander given new role in reorganisation

Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa will leave Haringey next month.

Foreign Office 'hiding matters behind veil of commercial sensitivity'

Home Affairs committee chairman highlights 'lack of transparency'.

Latest technology digest published

GPS tags and eye detection technology feature in this month's digest.

Forces set to trial GPS tags for prisoners temporarily released

Government announced last week that inmates can leave jail during the week to go to work.

Terror suspects data destruction 'more widespread'

Biometrics tsar Alastair MacGregor says he is 'broadly satisfied' steps have now been taken to remedy issue.

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