Special constable (Volunteer police officer)
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Please note that there are a number of jobs that are incompatible with being a special, so it’s important that you check the precluded occupations list before submitting your application. If you’ve previously submitted an online application for the role of special constable, you must register with a different email address to the one previously supplied.
Keen on Kensington? Or hoping for Havering?
When you apply, you can nominate up to three preferences for which London Basic Command Unit (BCU) you’d like to patrol in. We’ll try our best to fit in with your choice, but it all really depends on operational requirements.
If you’re applying through the Employer Supported Policing ESP scheme, the nature or location of your posting usually dictates the BCU in which you are deployed. Your preferences will be taken into account – however not all ESP schemes operate on all policing BCUs.
Throughout the process, you can check the status of a pre-existing application online, without having to email or call the Recruitment Team. Simply visit the portal for existing users and Login.
It's the best place to get the latest information about which stage you are at in the application and selection process, providing advice about each stage of the process and what you can do to prepare for the selection centre and the medical/fitness tests. Please visit your application and login to the candidate portal.
If you have questions about the recruitment process, the progress of your application or anything else along the way to becoming a special constable, contact the recruitment team:
The recruitment team is currently experiencing a high call volumes due to Covid-19 enquiries. We encourage you to direct your questions via live chat in the first instance.
Live chat with recruitment team (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 8:30pm)
Telephone: 01633 632500