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Training will be a blend of classroom based learning, e-Learning, practical work on a local policing area, self-study, presentations, project work & knowledge checks.

Assessments will be carried out throughout the training and probation period.

Specials training

What is the training process?

Foundation Training

  • You will complete 20 days of classroom based training at Essex Police College in Chelmsford.

  • You will be given the option to attend alternate weekends or Monday - Friday.

Post foundation training

  • You will complete 2 hour classroom based sessions once a month at Essex Police College in Chelmsford.

Independent Patrol

  • You will go out on patrol and complete practical training on a local policing area within approximately 12 months.

You will be confirmed as an independant Special Constable on completion of your portfolio and 80% of the post Foundation training.
For more information please view our Application Guide.


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