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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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Information On Social Media. - last post by Merseyside_N

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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An open letter to the publi... - last post by Mr Random

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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The Training Ground

Posts & topics about training.

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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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Police Oracle Features

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

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Special sergeants could gai... - last post by Mr Random

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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Would you intervene in this... - last post by Terry K

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,
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  3. British Transport Police,
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  6. City of London,
  7. Civil Nuclear Constabulary,
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  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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And so it begins... - last post by ted123

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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Current eyesight requiremen... - last post by IRONSIDES

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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Best union to join - last post by PCGoody

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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North Yorkshire VPC - last post by connorgurney

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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Border Force / ICE - last post by operationfirestorm

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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French Police weapons - last post by GodAtum

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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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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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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Forum Introductions

New to PoliceSpecials.com? Been here a while, lurking but not posting? Introduce yourself to everyone, they're mostly a friendly bunch. Honest!

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The Other Half!

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For light-hearted discussion about love, life and relationships.

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The Real World

This area of the forum is for serious discussion of non-police/crime topics which are of interest to forum-goers - news, politics, sex or religion to name but a few...

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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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