The Application Process
The Selection Process - Six Simple
To become a Special Constable in
Hertfordshire, there are several stages to go through before you
are given police powers. But don’t worry, there is always help at
hand from someone who has been there and knows exactly what you are
guide to help you avoid making some common mistakes on the
application form, please click here.
Step 1 – your
application form is checked to ensure that you meet the criteria -
for example, you have compatible employment and no previous
convictions. You will then be invited to an awareness evening where
you can find out about being a Special Constable.
Should you wish to go on a ‘ride along’ where you will be able to
experience first-hand what it is like to be a police officer –
speak to the officers and staff at the awareness evening.
Step 2 – you will be invited to an assessment
centre at Six Hills in Stevenage where you will be asked to do an
interview, written test and verbal logical reasoning test.
Step 3 – the
Occupational Health Unit will check your medical questionnaire to
ensure you have no medical condition which would stop you from
Step 4 – you must pass a physical health
examination at the Occupational Health Unit.
Step 5 – you must pass the national fitness test –
the same one regular officers have to.
Step 6 – you must pass a security vetting
Once you have successfully passed these steps, you will be placed
on the next training course, which take regularly throughout the
To celebrate your success, you and your family will be invited to a
To see the
duties of a Special Constable – please click here.
For more details of the fitness test, please click