Special Constables are special people.
Why? Because they give up their own time to perform the duties of a police officer around their regular jobs.
The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who support their local police. There are already some 250 specials in South Wales, who volunteer to give a minimum of four hours of their time each week to ‘Keep South Wales Safe’.
If you’re looking for a challenge outside of your everyday job, being a special can open up a world of opportunity. You’ll see more parts of life and human nature than most will ever see, and have the same powers as regular police officers.
As a special constable, you will:
Support South Wales Police in tackling crime
Provide a vital link between the organisation and the community, making the people on your patch feel safer
Develop your confidence and self-respect
Improve your communication skills
Your main duties will be conducting local, intelligence-based patrols and taking part in crime prevention initiatives, but with training available on an ongoing basis, your responsibility as a special will grow with experience.
We will shortly be recruiting for Special Constables. The links above will tell you whether you would be eligible to enter the police service, conditions of employment, the recruitment process, and answer some frequently asked questions.
If there’s anything else you want to ask, please contact us.