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The Special Constabulary is the United Kingdom's part-time police force. It is made up of volunteer members of the public who when on duty wear a uniform and have full police powers. There are nearly 20,000 Specials serving with police forces across the UK, working in all aspects of policing.

Our website and forum is packed with information for anyone interested in the UK's Special Constabulary - whether you're a serving Special Constable, maybe thinking of joining, or simply wanting to find out more about "Specials".

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Latest Police News

Sergeant accused of making sexual comments to colleagues dismissed

Ian Caffel 'blatantly abused his position'.

Judges' pension victory 'could have ramifications' for police officers

Law firm taking action on behalf of officers has won a similar case.

Public inquiry of unarmed man shot dead set to begin

Police believed they had intelligence Mr Grainger and two others were planning an armed robbery on a Sainsbury's store.

Direct entry recruitment at more than half of forces

GMP and West Midlands among those looking to recruit officers via the method.

Union boss calls for halt to abolition of BTP in Scotland

TSSA leader has appealed to rail company bosses to join him in raising concerns about safety.

'If they weren't in uniform I would have thought I was being attacked by a gang'

Met officers are accused of 'brutalising' a member of the public as he made his way home from a night out.

Trio of officers deny assaulting good samaritan

The three officers are accused collectively of using unlawful and excessive force on a member of the public after being cleared in court.

Members of the public to choose force bravery award winner

Four nominations have been shortlisted.

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