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A Special Constable

Devon & Cornwall Police are currently closed for the recruitment Special Constable’s, however it is anticipated that we will be seeking to recruit further officers to the Special Constabulary throughout 2014.

Register your interest in joining Devon and Cornwall Police as Special Constable by completing the Special Constable Registration and Eligibility Form and return it to specialsrecruitment@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

We will retain your details and should you be eligible, we will forward an application form to you once we are open for recruitment.

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For information on the recruitment process and general information on what being a Special Constable means please see the Special Constable Pre Application Document. (Please note – the dates on this document refer to our current recruitment process but can be used as a guide of what to expect).

Thank you for your interest.

Could you be a special constable?

Special Constables perform operational duties, working closely with regular officers and undertaking similar roles. They are not paid for their time but have agreed expenses or allowances.

Specials are issued with the same equipment and a similar uniform as regular officers and have equal powers. In return for their commitment - a minimum of 16 hours per month - Special Constables receive training and support to enable them to carry out their role effectively.

Initial training takes place at Police Headquarters in Exeter and consists of 12 and a half weekends, (Friday to Sunday) over a six month period. New recruits are given the same training as Regular Officers in the use of baton, Quick Kuff, Captor spray and first aid. They are also introduced to criminal law and police powers and develop skills in communication, team building and decision making.

New recruits to the Special Constabulary undergo a probation period of two years. Development is actively encouraged and Special Constables can take on more responsibilities and duties as they learn new skills and gain further practical experience.

To be a Special Constable, you will need to be honest, have integrity and ensure you have the drive and commitment to volunteer your time on a regular basis.



Special Constabulary Co-ordinator
Territorial Policing Dept
Police HQ, Middlemoor

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