Special Officers are volunteer police officers, who come from all walks of life.
They work both independently and alongside regular officers in Local Policing, Response, Roads Policing and other specialist departments within the Police, helping to keep communities safe.
Specials get involved in lots of different aspects of policing helping to tackle anti-social behaviour, prevent crime and police events. They have the same powers as their full time, paid colleagues including power of arrest.
We ask our Specials to volunteer 16 hours of their time a month. Training to be a Special Constable takes place over 13-14 weekend across a 6 month period. Please consider this when you apply.
Ability to deal with confrontation
Excellent customer service skills
Strong community focus
The satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to make your community a better place
A chance to learn new transferable skills and gain valuable life experience
The chance to work in a professional environment, supported by up-to-date training and knowledge
A chance to challenge yourself and show what you are capable of
Find out more about a career with the police and gain experience of what it’s like.