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Derbyshire Constabulary

Special Constable

Specials work alongside regular police officers and Police Community Support Officers to help police their local communities. Their position within the force is therefore very much appreciated and invaluable. They play a key role in crime reduction, detection and incident response by adding additional capacity to the services provided by regular officers. By providing a visible uniformed presence, special constables help to reduce the fear of crime and promote confidence within their local communities.


Various locations throughout Derbyshire

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?


Is the location accessible by public transport?



A commitment for 16 hours per month.

Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?


Are expenses covered?

To Be Confirmed

What will you be doing?

Carrying out high-visibility foot patrols to deter and detect criminals.
Educating businesses and the community about crime and how to avoid it to reduce crime and people's fear of it happening.
Talking to schoolchildren about crime reduction and community safety to help them stay safe and make the right choices.
Confronting anti-social behaviour on the streets such as gangs or intimidating behaviour.
Managing alcohol-related incidents such as public drunkenness or violence.
Enforcing road safety laws in local communities.
Conducting house-to-house enquiries to gather information and support larger enquiries.
Taking part in police operations to disrupt and arrest offenders.
Join our Spotlight on Special Constable webinars to find out more about the role and speak to serving officers.

What skills are required?

In good health, and of good character.

Will training be given or available?

If successful, your anticipated start date in November 2024. Training will last for 17 weeks and will cover several weekends, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be delivered online and classroom throughout this period plus self-study.

Additional important information

To find out more, register for our upcoming information webinars click here.

Vacancy closes on Wednesday, 10 April 2024 at 23:55.
Assessment Centres will be held in May, June and July 2024.

For further information on this opportunity and more please complete this form:

Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.


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