Volunteering with the police

Volunteering to become a Special Constable will give you good insight into what it’s like to be a police officer, without enrolling in a permanent paid role straight away. Special Constables have full policing powers and do frontline policing, involving duties like:

  • Helping at the scene of accidents or fires
  • Keeping town centres safe
  • Dealing with anti-social behaviour
  • Conducting house-to-house enquiries
  • Arresting offenders and giving evidence in court
  • Crowd control at events
  • Educating children, communities and businesses on crime reduction

You can find out more about becoming a Special Constable on the Citizens in Policing website or contact your local force.

See which forces are recruiting now.