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Special constables are volunteer police officers who play a vital role in our mission to make London safer. By investing your free time, you can make a real difference to our city. 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 200 hours annually, equating to 16 hours per month. You will be based on one of the 12 Basic Command Units (BCU) that are located across the 32 London boroughs. Specials 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:
We’re looking for people from all backgrounds to join us. We're looking for people who can earn trust, respect and build positive relationships with Londoners and who share our values.
In return, you’ll receive the best training possible to prepare you for policing London. In addition, you are eligible for a range of benefits including:
If, as an employer, you would like to support your employees to join the special constabulary, please consider the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) scheme.