About the Special Constabulary

Who are Specials and what are the benefits?

Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. They have the same powers as regular police officers and wear the same uniform. They are highly trained and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping the communities of Wiltshire safe.

Our Specials say they joined up for many different reasons and enjoy numerous, varied benefits.

Benefits of becoming a special constable.

  • Competitive edge in the jobs market
  • Learn new skills
  • Do something new and exciting
  • Gain confidence
  • Mileage and subsistence costs covered
  • Opportunities to be a Special across ALL of Wiltshire
  • Use your experience and skills to help prevent crime
  • Make a real difference to people's lives
  • Lead a more varied and challenging life
  • Keep fit and healthy
  • Flexible hours to suit you
  • Gain knowledge of law and order
  • Meet new people

...and much more!

Which skills are required to become a Special?

What's in it for you?
Will it change you?
Developing as a Special
Find out what you are capable of
See a different world
Make the streets safer