Become a Special Constable

The recruitment campaign for Special Constables is now open!

Click Here to Register your interest.

Closing date for Registrations of interest – 9th September 2019 (midday)

Launch campaign Tuesday 6 August 2019

Eligibility closes

Midday  Monday 9 September
Invite to awareness event sent by email Thursday 12 September 2019
Awareness Event (Force HQ, Middlemoor) Monday 30 September 2019
Applications sent by email following awareness event. Thursday 26 September 2019
Closing date for completed applications Monday 21 October 2019
Shortlisting results and Assessment invites sent Monday 28 October 2019
Assessment Centre Saturday 16 November 2019 or Sunday 17 November 2019
Pre-Requisites commence Monday 9 December 2019
Intake Monday 30 March 2020

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Positive Action

The Equality Act 2010 allows for the use of ‘positive action’ in a number of specific circumstances. Positive action can be taken to encourage people from particular groups to take advantage of opportunities for work or training. This can be done when under representation of particular groups has been identified in the previous year. This is clearly the case in the police service both nationally and locally. Devon and Cornwall Police is committed to ensuring that it has a workforce that is representative of the community it serves. Positive action is not positive discrimination which generally means employing someone because of their particular group/protected characteristic in spite of whether they have the right skills or qualifications. Positive discrimination is unlawful.

Positive action does not guarantee that anyone from a particular group will gain employment or a role with Devon and Cornwall Police.

The Special Constabulary shows current under representation by females, BME and disabled officers. BME includes all diverse groups including white non-British (as per Census 2011) and not all disabilities will prevent application to the Special Constabulary, some will due to the nature of the role, however there are other opportunities with Devon and Cornwall Police.

If you are considering applying to be a Special and you are from a currently under represented group then please get in touch. Please visit the Positive Action pages to find out more.

Thank you for your interest in joining Devon and Cornwall Police

For more information about volunteering with Devon and Cornwall Police and to register your interest in future campaigns please visit Police Support Volunteers

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