Leicestershire Police Specials

These pages are here to give you more information about being a Special with Leicestershire Police.

Recruitment is now open - check out our information pages for details on how to apply and the requirements.

Leicestershire Police Specials are volunteer police officers with the same powers as regular officers. They typically spend around 16 hours a month, or more, working alongside and supporting regular officers to tackle crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

As a Special, the demands are ever changing, and the role is just as much about supporting victims, providing reassurance and building relationships as it is about flashing lights and handcuffs. You could make a valuable contribution to your community, while also developing your skills and learning to think on your feet.

So if you're after a new challenge and a unique volunteering experience, look no further...

Watch the video below to find out what it is like to be a special with Leicestershire Police, and if you're still interested, register for an information seminar.

How can I find out more?

For more information on becoming a special, please select a topic from the list below, or view our Guidance Notes:

If you have any further questions and would like to speak to one of our team, please email couldyou@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk.

What is the Special Constabulary?

The Special Constabulary has been around for more than 180 years, supporting the work of regular officers on duty, policing local events, assisting at road traffic incidents, raising awareness of force initiatives and campaigns, and liaising with local schools and colleges to promote crime prevention.

Each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales have a Special Constabulary with more than 20,000 specials across the UK. Recruitment is now open for specials and you could start training within three months from submitting your application.

We are firmly committed to the principles of equal opportunities and encourage applications from all sections of our communities.

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