Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who hold the exact same powers as regular Police Officers and who wear the same uniform, attending the same frontline policing incidents. Volunteering with the Special Constabulary may particularly appeal to those who are looking to put something back into their local communities. We particularly encourage applications from those who are looking for a long term commitment to becoming a special constable.
As a Special Constable, you'll work alongside our regular officers, forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime and interacting with all kinds of people. A Special Constable can act as a positive force for change - bringing with them an extensive pool of skills, talents, experience, local knowledge and diverse backgrounds - as well as enhancing the overall level of service provided by the police.
We are looking to recruit candidates from all sectors of our communities to this challenging but very rewarding voluntary role. As policing is 24/7, 365 days a year, Special Constables can fit their policing around their often busy lives very easily, and it is very flexible to do. Whilst a challenging role, we have an excellent initial and ongoing training programme, and you will be supported throughout.
If you think you have what it takes to become a Special Constable and make a difference to communities across Cleveland, please apply today via the online application form with potential start dates in March 2024.
Please click here to view the guidance document.
Please note there are certain occupations which Special Constables cannot hold. If you hold one of these occupations, you will not be eligible to apply. Please click here for further information on this.
Final Interviews are taking place on a ongoing basis, as part of the recruitment process you will also be asked to complete the National Sift after shortlisting.
If successful we are looking for candidates to start in 2024, as part of your training you will be required to complete your personal safety training which we expect to take 5 full days in April / May 2024.
The closing date for application extended to 23:55 on Tuesday 31st October 2023.