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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

Former officer found guilty of abusing boys

Gordon Anglesea molested two victims and will be jailed.

'Cop killer' roasted and ate PC's leg

One of the leg bones belonging to PC Gordon Semple showed signs of heat damage and his DNA was found pooled in the oven at the home of the accused.

'I'm cooking for a friend' chilling lie of accused as he disposed of PC's body

Concerned neighbours quizzed Stefano Brizzi on the "overpowering" smell of chemicals and flesh coming from his flat in the days after Gordon Semple vanished.

HR body says it is wrong to require new police officers to have degrees

'Clearly possible' to develop high-level skills while not being a graduate, experts say.

Ex-Morgan Stanley worker accused of gruesome PC murder: 'Satan told me to do it'

The former Morgan Stanley employee was heavily addicted to Crystal Meth and obsessed with cult television show Breaking Bad.

Met remembers fallen officers at annual memorial service

Prince Harry was guest of honour at the event.

Mutual society pushing to be a force for good

Police Mutual's chief executive tells policeoracle.com the not for profit organisation has 'moved very fully into the well-being zone'.

Recorded violent crime at highest level since records began

NPCC and others say better recording and more victim confidence behind rise in stats.

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