How to become a special constable

Take your first step on a new and exciting journey with us...Register your interest to start your journey!

Once you've registered, we will be in contact straight away with the next step. You can find information about eligibility and a step-by-step guide to the journey to become a Special below.

Candidate Application

  1. Register Interest
  2. Candidate contacted for interview
  3. Vetting begins
  4. Successful candidates invited to assessment day

Assessment Day

  • Job-related fitness test
  • Group exercuise
  • Biometrics
  • Medical
  • Drugs and Alcohol test
  • Uniform self-measurement

Training Programme

  • Induction Event
  • 12 weeks of blended learning, including webinars and face-to-face classroom lessons
  • Pending Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) vetting


  • Hub (area) introductions
  • Kit issued
  • Warrant card issued
  • Deployment to Hub

Accompanied Patrol

  • Ongoing development
  • mentored accompanied patrol
  • Police Action Checklist (PAC) sign-off for qualified patrol
  • Community Policing Team

The recruitment process
Eligibility and interview
Vetting and why we need it
Previous convictions and cautions
Employment exclusions

Fitness test
Observation exercise
Occupational health unit appointment
Biometric and drug testing
Identification verification
Uniform measurements
Training Summary