The people of Nottinghamshire can play a vital role in helping Nottinghamshire Police to deliver and improve its service by becoming a Special Constable.
Special Constables are volunteer police officers and come from all walks of life – they are teachers, HGV drivers, paramedics, taxi drivers, administrators and many other careers.
They volunteer for a minimum of four hours a week to help the force to form a vital link between the regular police and the community.
The Special Constabulary has a long and proud tradition of more than 150 years. We are looking for people to come forward and uphold this tradition with Nottinghamshire Police.
In Nottinghamshire, we currently have more than 300 people who put their spare time to good use by becoming a Special Constable.
They get involved in a variety of tasks, dealing with such things as antisocial behaviour, patrolling the cities, towns and villages, serving warrants and performing vehicle checks, Special Constables have the same powers as regular officers and wear the same uniform.
Nottinghamshire Special Constables perform thousands of duty hours each year; many spent on specific operations targeting areas of the community where repeated complaints from residents are received in relation to antisocial behaviour.
Becoming a Special Constable
To be eligible to become and Special Constable, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of three years and have permission to reside and work in the UK.
- Your permanent address must be in Nottinghamshire or its surrounding counties.
- You must be 18 or over.
- You cannot be employed in an occupation that would conflict with your duties as a Special Constable – full details are available here.
What are the benefits?
- You will develop your skills and learn new things, such as problem solving, negotiation, decision-making, coping with pressure, communication and inter-personal skills. These skills will help you not only as a Special Constable, but also in your daily life and in the workplace.
- You will gain a sense of achievement by being able to help others and contribute to your local community.
- You will be working as part of a team and the experiences you share in working closely together can lead to lasting friendships.
- You will learn more about life and human nature than many people will ever see.
Want to know more?
Come along to one of our Awareness Events where you can hear about the selection process, the training schedule and speak to Specials Constables about the duties and responsibilities.
Please note that spaces are sometimes limited and it is advisable to book a place in advance by calling:
Sue Eley 101 ext 800 2429
Elaine Hopkins: 101 Ext 800 3402
or emailing Specials.email@example.com.
We would prefer candidates to initially attend an Awareness Seminar before submitting their application form to ensure they have a full understanding of the recruiting process, the role and the responsibilities of a Special Constable.
However if you feel you are ready to apply and you meet all of the eligibility criteria then you can download an application form and candidate registration form below.
Please note that becoming a Special Constable does not mean automatic entry into the regular police force.
- About the Special Constabulary
- Candidate Registration Form
- Job description and Person Specification
- Pre-employment substance misuse screening procedure
- Special Constable - Assessment Process Information
- Special Constable Application Covering Letter
- Special Constable Application Form
- Special Constable Training Schedule 2011/12