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#1 cwmeinion

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:07 PM

Hi all,

I know this is a bit of a recurring topic, but as threads have been quiet for a while, has anyone heard any more about possible 2011 Specials recruitment drives?

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#2 WelshWrangler

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:32 PM

What division/area are you looking to work at as a SC and where do you live?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:34 AM

Hi. I live in Cardiff. So that area ideally, but happy to be where needed most really! Are you already an SC?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

Yes I have been a serving SC for 6 years in Swansea. Unfortunately I'm unable to comment on the current recruitment plans for Cardiff as that is a different div to Swansea. I'm sure someone from Cardiff will be able to comment soon.

Edited by WelshWrangler, 17 February 2011 - 01:11 PM.


#5 BingBing

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

Recruitment for Cardiff area has been on hold since last August/July. Get in the queue lol.

#6 Keiron

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:11 PM

What about the Swansea area?

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:17 AM

What about the Swansea area?


officers are currently in training

#8 Eveleleigh

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:03 PM

Recruitment for Cardiff area has been on hold since last August/July. Get in the queue lol.


Too right!

I applied for SWP Specials March 2010, by July finished the recruitment process then revived a letter saying it was going on hold. I'm near the Cardiff area and threes a big list of us waiting to begin our training.

Seems unlikely they'd start recruitment when funds are frozen and there are fully processed recruits waiting to begin.

Hope this helps buddy!

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:19 AM

Seems unlikely they'd start recruitment when funds are frozen and there are fully processed recruits waiting to begin.

Hope this helps buddy!


You just need to look at the MET and other forces to see that this is the case. From what you've posted you in a far better position than other forces that’ve sent a letter saying applications have been cancelled. At least yours is on hold and at some point or another when finances are more certain the process will start again. Until then all you can do is wait as unfortunate as that is

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:02 AM

An update for you guys waiting for SWP to open the doors from http://www.thisissou...il/article.html

Police put role of Specials under review

SOUTH Wales Police have admitted that its Special Constables are under review and their recruitment has been put on hold.

The Post reported last week that the latest batch of 20 new Specials — 12 of them from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot — had finished their training and joined the force.

But now the force has said the Specials are the subject of a "strategic review", and it is not yet known if they will be taking-on any more.

There are currently around 250 volunteer Specials in South Wales Police, and they have the same uniform and powers as regular officers — including the power of arrest — but are unpaid.

Community support officers do not have the power of arrest. A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police's Special Constabulary is currently undergoing a strategic review under the direction of assistant chief constable Julian Kirby.

"The result of this review will determine any future recruitment plans."

Last year the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said she wanted to see a massive increase in the Special Constabulary, while the head of policing in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, chief superintendent Mark Mathias, said he wanted to double their number in the division from 40 during 2011. But such ambitions now seem unlikely to be fulfilled.

The history of Specials in British policing goes back more than 150 years — though it is fair to say that in the past they have often received little attention.

But all that is changing for operational, political and financial reasons, and Specials now are routinely seen alongside their regular colleagues in activities including street patrols, drugs operations, and traffic policing.

The freeze comes as South Wales Police is in the process of axing 250 regular officers over the next 12 months in a bid to save cash.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:00 PM

An update for you guys waiting for SWP to open the doors from http://www.thisissou...il/article.html

Police put role of Specials under review

SOUTH Wales Police have admitted that its Special Constables are under review and their recruitment has been put on hold.

The Post reported last week that the latest batch of 20 new Specials — 12 of them from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot — had finished their training and joined the force.

But now the force has said the Specials are the subject of a "strategic review", and it is not yet known if they will be taking-on any more.

There are currently around 250 volunteer Specials in South Wales Police, and they have the same uniform and powers as regular officers — including the power of arrest — but are unpaid.

Community support officers do not have the power of arrest. A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police's Special Constabulary is currently undergoing a strategic review under the direction of assistant chief constable Julian Kirby.

"The result of this review will determine any future recruitment plans."

Last year the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said she wanted to see a massive increase in the Special Constabulary, while the head of policing in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, chief superintendent Mark Mathias, said he wanted to double their number in the division from 40 during 2011. But such ambitions now seem unlikely to be fulfilled.

The history of Specials in British policing goes back more than 150 years — though it is fair to say that in the past they have often received little attention.

But all that is changing for operational, political and financial reasons, and Specials now are routinely seen alongside their regular colleagues in activities including street patrols, drugs operations, and traffic policing.

The freeze comes as South Wales Police is in the process of axing 250 regular officers over the next 12 months in a bid to save cash.


Good find mate!!! that puts things into perspective. Hopefully they wont waste all that money they used putting us in the recruitment process and get us trained in South East Wales. :???:

Thanks again!




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