Welcome from ACC Deb Smith

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Assistant Chief Constable Deb Smith

Thank you for your interest in becoming a special constable with Wiltshire Police.

It is a unique volunteer role which gives you the opportunity to directly support the local community whilst building your own personal development.

Special constables are an integral part of the police force nationally, offering vital support to frontline policing, and here in Wiltshire they play a key role as part of our Community Policing Teams working alongside officers, staff and volunteers.

Valued members of our policing family, the contribution Specials make goes beyond the time they give and the resilience they offer. The skills and experience they bring from business and industry, along with local knowledge enriches our police Force and helps us to offer an improved service to the public of Wiltshire and Swindon.

Taking on any role in a voluntary capacity is a big commitment and special constables carry out the same role and have the same responsibility as a regular officer. It is a role that can provide massive personal rewards and give you the opportunity to develop your own skills, experience and qualifications. 

I hope this brochure/website will give you further insight into the role of special constable, and the journey ahead should you decide to take your first steps on this path.

Whether you hope to gain experience, have a career in policing or you are taking on a long term commitment to give back to your community, thank you.