Why not volunteer as a special constable and support the work of your police force in the community?
The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work with and support their local police. 'Specials', as special constables are known, come from all walks of life - they are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or any number of other careers.
Specials spend around four hours a week, or more, supporting the police to tackle crime in their community (duty hours may vary from force to force).
Once they have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular officers and wear a similar uniform.
Joining the specials opens up a world of opportunity for personal and professional advancement. Undergoing the training and then going out on patrol makes a welcome break from day-to-day life, bringing excitement and challenge with every day you volunteer.
People join the Special Constabulary for many different reasons. You may want:
Becoming a special will help you see life differently. You'll discover a lot you did not know about yourself and you'll learn just how much you are really capable of. You will:
You will be working as one of a team and the experiences you share in working closely together can lead to lasting friendships. You will learn more about life and human nature than most people will ever see.