Welcome to Northamptonshire Police Special Constabulary!
Our Special Constables play an essential role in the success of Northamptonshire Police kindly offering their time to support Regular Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers, Police Staff and of course fellow Special Constables.
We will be recruiting for Specials from 28 March 2013, to apply please click here and you will be re-directed to our
E-Recruitment Site, where the Specials application will appear once the recruitment has opened.
For more information regarding our Special Constabulary please use the links to the right, or contact our Specials & Volunteers Coordinators, Dave and Lizzi:
Tel: 101 ext. 2760 or 2691
What is a Special Constable?
Special Constables are Volunteers who play an essential role in the success of Northamptonshire Police; kindly offering their time to support Regular Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers, Police Staff and of course fellow Special Constables. Special Constables hold the same powers and uniform as that of a regular Police Officer.
Our Special Constables are initially assigned to a Safer Community Team (SCT) or a Local Response Team (LRT), but Northamptonshire Police also has a number of specialist teams within our Special Constabulary . These consist of a SAC Team, who focus on reducing Serious Acquisitive Crime, OTU Team who work closely with our regular traffic team, a Rural Crime Team who focus on the more Rural areas of the county reducing and preventing crimes in these locations. We also have a Special Constables working within our Domestic Abuse Team, who work with victims of Domestic Abuse.
Special Constables are involved in a variety of Police work gathering intelligence, executing warrants and responding to emergency incidents such as Burglaries, Domestic Abuse, Assaults and various traffic offences. Special Constables often support specific operations across the Force too, such as Operation Guardian and Operation Nightsafe, and assist with plain-clothed patrols.
In return for doing this Special job, you will gain a wide variety of skills, including management and inter-personal skills, which you will be able to transfer to your regular job and your everyday life. The thorough training we provide is also likely to improve your ability to cope with everyday situations and your self-confidence is bound to increase. You will also meet new and interesting people and have experiences beyond the realms of your regular employment.