Specialist Policing Teams
The Constabulary is always
looking to give Special Constables new opportunities to work with
specialist policing teams. Officers already work alongside
specialist teams such as the Road Policing Unit, the Rural
Operational Support Team - which tackles rural crime - or the
Public Protection Unit - where officers work to protect vulnerable
Further exciting attachment opportunities are becoming available
for Special Constables which will see officers undertaking vital
work in tackling speeding, counter terrorism, cybercrime and road
crash investigations. Many more opportunities will also be
introduced in the future.
The Constabulary is also developing opportunities that will see
skilled members of the public recruited straight into specialist
Special Constable policing roles. Therefore people with expertise
in the IT industry or banking sector could find themselves
volunteering as a Special Constable and working alongside officers
investigating cybercrime or fraud, for example.
Special Constables who take on these specialist roles will still
need to complete the necessary introductory training to become a
police officer and be considered as fit for independent patrol.