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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

Government moves to abolish BTP in Scotland

Bill outlines Police Scotland takeover.

December counter-terrorism digest out now

New technology, societal division and investigatory powers all feature.

Met launches investigation into sex abuse claims involving London clubs

Force refused to say which clubs it was looking into.

PFEW: Public support officers having access to taser

Survey results 'dispel myth' use of tasers erode community policing, say federation.

Alliance set to rollout body worn video in new year

Firearms and taser-trained officers will be the first to get the equipment.

Officer justified in holding man's head against police car window

Officer firmly believed he was going to be spat at, ombudsman heard.

Assistant Chief Constable will learn her fate next week

GMP DCC Ian Pilling will make final decision on ACC Rebekah Sutcliffe case next week and is not bound by recommendation of panel.

Forces trying to recruit outside leaders without identifying own talent

Inspectorate finds direct entry schemes being sought by South Yorkshire and Humberside, who do not have good enough processes for picking out internal talent.

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