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lpoolalan

What do specials do

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Good evening

I am in the early stages of applying to become a special on Merseyside.

I have been trying to do some homework in the role of a special but it seems to differ massively force to force and even person to person.

It seems specials on Merseyside spend most of their time doing community policing, i assume this is mostly on foot dealing with antisocial behavior ect.

I am looking if i get in to be based in St Helens.

If anyone can give me a bit of a rundown on the roll they do i would be very great full. I understand you cannot give every detail

Thanks in advance for your replys and i hope to meet some of you if i get in..

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They have the exact same powers as a regular and they wear the same uniform. If you were a member of public you would not be able to tell the difference a special and a regular. However they work a minimum of 16 hours a month NON paid. As a special you will most likely be placed in SNT or on response :D

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Thanks for your reply charliechar

I understand the powers ect are the same aswel as unform.I was just wondering what a typical shift was or what jobs you get called to.

Thanks again

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Thanks for your reply charliechar

I understand the powers ect are the same aswel as unform.I was just wondering what a typical shift was or what jobs you get called to.

Thanks again

Hi there,

Maybe this would help to give you an idea of what specials do on duty.

What I did On Duty

All the best with your application and good luck!

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Amazing how you apply for something but dont know what it is? abit weird.

Its not that i dont have a clue what being a special is about. It was a simple question on what specials deal with on a day to day basis just on Merseyside.

Hi there,

Maybe this would help to give you an idea of what specials do on duty.

What I did On Duty

All the best with your application and good luck!

Thanks allan i will have a read

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From what I can gather from Warwickshire Its SNT so your day to day will be patroling as part of a neighbourhood team.

after the 4 hours a week we can do response team if we like. Im not in yet tho so just repeating what i was told

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From what I can gather from Warwickshire Its SNT so your day to day will be patroling as part of a neighbourhood team.

after the 4 hours a week we can do response team if we like. Im not in yet tho so just repeating what i was told

Cheers for the reply. :)

Have you applied?

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Merseyside Police assign their specials to a neighbourhood team. This can mean doing everything to weekend economy, to dealing with youth ASB to responding to 999 call (depending on the regular who will be driving the noddy van, as Neighbourhood tend to pick and choose non ASB calls). You may be out on foot, in a vehicle or on a pedal cycle but prepare for a varied shift (some days may be action packed whilst some you may do nothing at all)

Merseyside is a busy force and St Helens is a weird part of it. Its basically quite independent from the rest of Merseyside (much like Southport) as its a separate town whilst all the other BCUs deal with the suburbs of Liverpool and Liverpool itself. Merseyside as a force was traditionally quite hostile to specials in BHH's day, where they were stuck off to one side and there was very few training opportunities. Things have got alot better with more option available including apparently attachments to certain specialist depts (I know specials who have done a couple of shifts with traffic for example)

Good luck with the application.

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Thanks for the reply, that was what i was looking for.

Thanks for the good luck aswell, i will no doubt need it.

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Thanks for the reply, that was what i was looking for.

Thanks for the good luck aswell, i will no doubt need it.

I think luck has very little to do with it. Prepare, prepare, prepare and go in with the right attitude. You got to want it

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I think luck has very little to do with it. Prepare, prepare, prepare and go in with the right attitude. You got to want it

I have been doing a english and maths course to improve my chances with the pirt. I hope I will have no problems with vetting as I already have a airside pass to go onto any part of a airport that requires 10 year work history, enhanced crb, finance checks, family background ect ect.

Thanks again

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