Why not volunteer as a special constable and support the work of your police force in the community?
The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work with and support their local police. 'Specials', as special constables are known, come from all walks of life - they are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or any number of other careers - and they all volunteer a minimum of four hours a week to their local police force, forming a vital link between the regular (full-time) police and the local community.
Once they have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular officers and wear a similar uniform.
What's in it for you?
Joining the specials opens up a world of opportunity for personal and professional advancement. Undergoing the training and then going out on patrol makes a welcome break from day-to-day life, bringing excitement and challenge with every day you volunteer.
People join the specials for many different reasons. You may want:
to give something back to the community
to learn new skills and gain valuable experience
to challenge yourself
to learn first-hand about the police force before committing to a full-time job there
to have a second chance if you've unsuccessfully applied for a job as a regular officer.
Being a special will change you
Becoming a special will help you see life differently. You'll discover a lot you did not know about yourself and you'll learn just how much you are really capable of. You will:
develop self-respect and self-confidence
improve your communication skills
learn more about your community.
You will be working as one of a team and the experiences you share in working closely together can lead to lasting friendships. You will learn more about life and human nature than most people will ever see.
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