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General Information Area

Information posts containing frequently asked questions (and in some cases answers) regarding many aspects of either serving in or joining the Special Constabulary.

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Exam guide - last post by Mr Grimsdale

General Discussion

This is the place to post any questions or comments relating to the Special Constabulary or UK policing generally.

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ESIBS vs Dutysheet - last post by Sailor

Questions about Recruitment

Are you thinking about joining the Specials? You can post general questions in here about the recruitment process, and get answers and support from others who are going through the process or already serving as Specials.

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assessment centre doubts - last post by Jaffers

The Training Ground

Posts & topics about training.

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Use of Force, powers and po... - last post by HMService

Police Oracle Features

Read (and reply) only forum for features & stories from Police Oracle.

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MP slams 'scandal'... - last post by thewizardofozz

Scenario City

This area of the forum is dedicated to scenarios - "what if" discussions based on real or imagined policing situations. Post your own or answer an existing scenario!

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Abstracting water from the... - last post by george b

The Parade Room

Private forum for serving UK police officers (Special and Regular) only. For details of how to get access to this area, click here.

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  1. Avon & Somerset Constabulary,
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  24. Lancashire Police,
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  30. North Wales Police / Heddlu Gogledd Cymru,
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  38. South Yorkshire Police,
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  40. Suffolk Police,
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  42. Sussex Police,
  43. Thames Valley Police,
  44. Warwickshire Police,
  45. West Mercia Police,
  46. West Midlands Police,
  47. West Yorkshire Police,
  48. Wiltshire Police,
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This is the place for discussion items which are mainly to do with the special constabulary of a particular police force.

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BTP Student Officer Intakes... - last post by MrEdinburgh

Regulars' Zone


  1. Regular Recruitment

An area for topics which are specific to regular (full time) police officers - like pay and pensions! You can also ask advice here if you are thinking of applying to be a regular.

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Another vettting question - last post by Bigplod

PCSOs and Police Staff


  1. PCSO & Police Staff recruitment

A discussion area dedicated to discussion of issues which are specific to Police Community Support Officers and neighbourhood wardens.

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PCSO escort officer - last post by Animal Mother

Police Cadets

Are you a police cadet? Or interested in becoming one? This is the place to discuss issues and ask questions!

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CARMS for Cadets - last post by BobCat

Other Emergency Services

An area of the forum for discussions relating to other non-police emergency services, such as Fire, Ambulance, CoastGuard and the like.

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Special "Paramedic" - last post by Constable Sy

Police Vehicles

Discuss police vehicles here, if you like! Please refer to the pinned post regarding the posting of pictures and the discussion of unmarked/covert vehicles.

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Vectras,Astra's or Golf's? - last post by nearlydone

Kit Corner

The place to discuss kit - boots, belt kit, clothing and gadgets as well as useful stuff like books and training aids.

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ASP Sidebreak Scabbard - last post by Indiana Jones

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Do you need help with something? Maybe you're having a DIY disaster or need advice on a computer problem? Post your pleas here!

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Got something to sell? Looking to buy something 'special'? Post details here for other forum-goers to browse. Power Users can post private buy / sell / want ads for free. Classified advertising by prior arrangement (see here for details).

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Clubs, Groups and Teams

You can use this area to share information about teams or groups, sort out socials, share gaming tags, and generally get together with like minded forum-goers.

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PC Gamers - last post by irradiated

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Policies and Rules

All the best run forums have them you know! Here you'll find the rules and policies by which we run this forum.

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