Training... What Can I Expect?
recognises the important role of the Special Constabulary and has
invested in its training programme to make sure officers are fully
equipped to deal with the situations they may be faced with.
The initial training course is
completed at Six Hills training centre in Stevenage and Force
Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.
A week-long ‘crammer’ course
(Sunday to Saturday) followed by seven Saturdays.
Most days are from 9am to 5pm. Over
the course of the programme, you'll receive a firm grounding in
legal powers and procedures, communications, traffic laws,
first-aid and self-defence. And by the final week, you should
be ready to take your oath of allegiance, receive your warrant card
– and go out on your first shift.
Over the next year you will get
more training in Statement Writing and various other specialist
The development of a Special
Constable takes two years and you will be expected to complete a
Professional Development Portfolio during that time.
You will learn skills that you can
transfer into all walks of life and we will support you all the