Special Constabulary

Crime Management Specials

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 people.


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.