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If you do any of these jobs, you can't apply for the role of Special Constable, as they could cause a conflict of interest

  • Members of Police and Crime Commissioner Panels
  • Magistrates
  • Clerks to justice
  • Clerks to courts
  • Members of employer's police forces
  • Holders of liquor licences, managers of licensed houses and their husband or wife
  • Licensees of betting and gaming establishments and lottery promoters
  • Bailiffs and warrant officers
  • Probation officers
  • Members of private security organisations (whether directors, partners or employees)
  • Security personnel, guards, door staff, uniformed patrol workers
  • Prison custody officers
  • Private detectives and enquiry agents
  • School crossing patrols and traffic wardens
  • Members of the fire service
  • Members of the Armed Forces (If you are a member of the reserve forces, you can join the Special Constabulary and the same works in the opposite direction)
  • Members of medical, nursing and midwifery professions, and Ambulance Service (unless written permission is given by the employing NHS Trust or Health Authority)
  • Highways Agency traffic officers