Information about the role of a Special Constable and how to
apply can be found here.
Once you have completed and returned your application, we'll check
it to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria to become a
Special. We then mark the form to check that you have the personal
qualities needed to become a Special. If you do, you'll then be
invited to attend an assessment consisting of a multi-choice test
and interview at Essex Police College.
Special constables often have a unique relationship
with local communities that allows them to gain the respect and
admiration of a cross section of people
If successful you’ll be asked to complete a physical fitness
test, held on various weekends at the college. There are two
elements to the test and you must pass both elements within a 12
week period from the date of the first test. You can read about the
job related fitness test elements
here. You’ll be expected to maintain your level of fitness and may
be re-tested during your training. Please read through our
training programme and blank training
If you pass the fitness test, your medical questionnaire will be
screened by our Occupational Health team and if there are no issues
you’ll be invited to a medical health screening and drugs test.
We’ll also carry out various background checks and take up
references with the referees listed on your application form.
Once clear, you’ll be able to start foundation training with us
at Essex Police College in Chelmsford. When this is complete you’ll
be attested (sworn in) and issued a uniform. You’ll then be ready
to start policing your community.