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 College of Policing website or contact your local force.
See which forces are recruiting now.