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Special Constabulary

Members of the Special Constabulary are just that – special.

They're people who give up their free time to work with the police to improve the communities in which they live and work.

Special Constables have full police powers, uniforms and equipment but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties.

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old (at commencement of training)
  • Meet the required medical and fitness standards
  • Are willing to give a minimum of 16 hours per month
  • Can commit to the training requirements.

    Special Constables are a key part of the police family, working alongside police officers and PCSOs to help make Essex a safer place to live, work and socialise.

    Our Specials are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life.

But whether they’re mums or dads looking for a new challenge, retired business people, taxi drivers, plumbers or hairdressers, they all have one thing in common – the drive and determination to help make a difference.

Working as a Special Constable is a rewarding yet challenging role. You’ll experience real life situations you might not normally encounter, have to cope with the unexpected, think quickly and learn to work as a team, but you’ll be offered full on-going training to help develop these skills.

If you would like to find out more about being a Special Constable and how to apply, book a place on one of our recruitment information events. These are held at Essex Police College in Chelmsford. Please contact the Essex Police Business Centre on to book your place.

Recruitment Information Events

February 5, 2014
February 18, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 14, 2014
May 6, 2014
May 21, 2014
June 4, 2014
June 16, 2014
July 3, 2014
July 16, 2014


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