GET INVOLVED!

BE COME A SPECIAL CONSTABLE

 

 

Could you…
Help out at the scene of an accident?
Deal with someone in the street who is aggressive or drunk?
Cary out high-visibility patrols to reassure the community?
Do all this in your spare time?
If you think you could deal with all or any of these challenging situations the why not join
West Mercia's Special constabulary


What are Special Constables?
Special Constables are volunteers who carry out a variety of roles alongside regular officers to help police their communities. They have the same powers as regular police officers (e.g. being able to arrest people), wear a similar uniform and face the same challenges. But the role is a part-time one - a minimum of four hours each week, normally at weekends or evenings.

What do Specials do?
Being a Special is not an easy job - but it can give deal of satisfaction. Special Constables are an essential part of local policing teams and carry out a whole range of policing duties, including foot patrols, road safety initiatives and house to house enquiries.

What are the benefits?
Becoming a Special gives you the chance to learn more about policing, show your community that you care, meet new people, enjoy new experiences and learn new skills. Not to mention discovering new things about yourself and just how much you are capable of.

What do I need to know?
You may apply to the police service from the age of 18. There is on upper age limit.
You must either be a national of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or, if not, have leave to enter or remain in the UK free of restrictions.  

You must have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.
Specials are volunteers who are unpaid but are entitled to certain allowances including travel to and from your place of duty and boot allowance.
You will be given all training required to provide you with the skills and confidence to handle even the most difficult of situations.
Your uniform will be provided to you free of charge.

IF IT SOUNDS GOOD TO YOU CALL THE SPECIALS RECRUITMENT HOTLINE: 01905 747174 OR VISIT
http://www.westmercia.police.uk