Police Specials

Volunteer for something ‘Special’

Would you like to do something new and make a difference in your community?

Then why not consider becoming a volunteer police officer (Special Constable) with Hertfordshire Constabulary? You would be doing something which is not only rewarding and exciting, but will also give you the chance to develop a wide range of skills.


SpecialsoptSpecials.jpgHertfordshire Constabulary is looking to recruit Special Constables this year, joining the 250 already keeping Hertfordshire even safer, and is keen to recruit from all areas across the county.  20 more Specials are required for Three Rivers

Your powers

As a Special Constable you have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force. As volunteers, Specials are not paid but expenses are reimbursed.

Employer support

Many employers are keen to support their staff volunteering as Specials; in fact some are part of a scheme giving employees paid time off for police work.

Message from the Special Chief Constable

“Specials are an incredibly valuable resource to the Constabulary. They receive training to ensure they can play their part, being involved in all types of policing such as tackling anti-social behaviour and public order patrols.

“Specials also have the opportunity to get involved in specialist operations such as Operation Sentinel - the county’s dedicated drive to keeping criminals out of Hertfordshire through ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology and Operation Devon - the force’s initiative against metal theft.

“So, if you are 18 or over, can multi-task, have great interpersonal skills and want to give something back to the community for at least 16 hours a month in your free time, why not become a Special Constable?”

- Special Chief Constable David Tewkesbury

What to do next

Not sure if you are up for the challenge? Why not give it a try – you may surprise yourself.   See the Hertfordshire Constabulary website and click on ‘apply online’ or browse the pages to find out more.

Policing and Public Safety