Over here in TVP our warrant cards say joe Bloggs is a special constable.
I would like to add that PC Ramsden is very much pro SC's as he has said and to suggest otherwise is wrong as you obviously have not read any of his posts,I only know him from the tvp forum and I know that. The only reason that anybody would call themselves a PC when they are in fact a SC in my mind is because they are,as has been said time and time again,ashamed of it which there is no reason.If you are ashamed of being in the sepcials then i suggest leave. I have always told people that im a special to which they assume that im a pcso and a quick summary of the differences between us pcso's and regulars and they understand,Its not rocket science and they are aware from then on and appreciate what we/I do more.No need to tell them im a police constable because im not,Im a special and proud of it!!!!