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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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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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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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South yorkshire specials - last post by matthewsics123

The Training Ground

Posts & topics about training.

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How do you access training? - last post by MrJ

News

Stories in the news relating to UK crime, specials or policing in general which have caught the eye of forum-goers.

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BBC.Northumbria Police pair... - last post by BobCat

Police Oracle Features

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

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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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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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Force Specific


  1. Avon & Somerset Constabulary,
  2. Bedfordshire Police,
  3. British Transport Police,
  4. Cambridgeshire Constabulary,
  5. Cheshire Constabulary,
  6. City of London,
  7. Civil Nuclear Constabulary,
  8. Cleveland Police,
  9. Cumbria Constabulary,
  10. Derbyshire Constabulary,
  11. Devon & Cornwall Police,
  12. Dorset Police,
  13. Durham Constabulary,
  14. Dyfed Powys Police / Heddlu Dyfed Powys,
  15. Essex Police,
  16. Gloucestershire Constabulary,
  17. Greater Manchester Police,
  18. Gwent Police / Heddlu Gwent,
  19. Hampshire Constabulary,
  20. Hertfordshire Constabulary,
  21. Humberside Police,
  22. Isle of Man Constabulary,
  23. Kent Police,
  24. Lancashire Police,
  25. Leicestershire Constabulary,
  26. Lincolnshire Police,
  27. Merseyside Police,
  28. Metropolitan Police (London),
  29. Norfolk Constabulary,
  30. North Wales Police / Heddlu Gogledd Cymru,
  31. North Yorkshire Police,
  32. Northamptonshire Police,
  33. Northumbria Police,
  34. Nottinghamshire Police,
  35. Police Service of Northern Ireland,
  36. Police Scotland,
  37. South Wales Police / Heddlu De Cymru,
  38. South Yorkshire Police,
  39. Staffordshire Police,
  40. Suffolk Police,
  41. Surrey Police,
  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,
  49. Miscellaneous Forces

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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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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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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How can we improve PCSO inp... - last post by Londonbased

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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Traffic Officers - last post by Bart

Policing Overseas

A place to discuss policing outside the UK - post pics, ask questions and find answers from our colleagues elsewhere in the world.

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Police Dog receives Animal... - last post by Mr Random

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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Best Pictures Of Police Cars - last post by MikeB90

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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Additional Kit - last post by MrJ

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The Locker Room

Light-hearted discussion of topics which don't really relate to police work... abandon hope all ye who enter!

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Your day in 3 words. - last post by Animal Mother

Help me!


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  2. Computer Software,
  3. Vehicles, Travel and Transport,
  4. Home and Garden,
  5. Health, beauty and well-being,
  6. Pets and Other Animals,
  7. Surveys & Questionnaires,
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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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Marketplace


  1. Holidays & Travel, Local Services,
  2. Clothing, shoes, kit, accessories,
  3. Computing & Video Games,
  4. Consumer Electronics,
  5. DVDs, CDs, books,
  6. Collectibles,
  7. Cars, Parts & Vehicles,
  8. Everything Else

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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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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