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Special Constabulary Recruitment is likely to re-open in 2023.

2023 Special Constable Recruitment – Expression of Interest Form Here
Special Constable Transferee – Expression of Interest Form Here

Special constables are volunteer police officers who play a vital role in our aim to make County Durham & Darlington a safer place.

By investing your free time, you can make a real difference your community You'll have the same powers as a regular police constable and will get a tremendous amount of pride from giving back to the community.

Those committed to taking on this exciting and rewarding role will need to complete a minimum of 16 hours per month. Special Constables wear the same uniform and have the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers and enjoy a variety of roles.

They carry out duties such as:

  • working within communities to tackle anti-social behaviour
  • responding to 999 and 101 calls
  • foot and vehicle patrols
  • road safety initiatives
  • house-to-house enquiries
  • helping ensure public safety and security at both local and major events
  • presenting evidence in court
  • offering crime prevention advice and promoting property marking initiatives

Currently our Special Constables work within many areas of Durham Constabulary including local community NPT (Neighbourhood policing teams), the Durham Roads & Armed Policing Team and 999 response teams across the county.

See Also:

Special Constabulary Selection Process

Special Constabulary Training

Special Constabulary Fitness

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