Please note that there are a number of jobs that are incompatible with being a special constable, 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.
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.
The portal is 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 and 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 our recruitment team. We encourage you to use live chat in the first instance for a quicker response.