Suffolk Constabulary - Recruitment lines for the Special Constabulary are now open

Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers. They have the same police powers, uniforms and equipment as regular Police Officers but give up their time free on a voluntary basis, balancing their busy personal lives, family, day jobs and other commitments around police duties. They do not get paid, but are reimbursed for expenses.

A Special in Suffolk is someone who will be valued, supported and integrated into the wider policing family. They’re someone who will learn new skills, see new things and make real differences to the lives of the public they proudly serve.  A Special in Suffolk is someone who makes new friends, sees life from new perspectives and upholds the law.  A Special is someone who is proud to serve their county.

NEW! Training Programme - launch date February 2021

The Special Constabulary ‘Foundation’ Learning and Development Programme has been created to provide an up to date training delivery for individuals who successfully pass the Suffolk Special Constabulary recruitment process.

The training course is held over a 14 week period, using a combination of online learning and tutorials, self study and attendance at Police Headquarters.

Attendance at Police Headquarters will be on selected weekend days from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Evening tutorials will be on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening between 7pm and 9pm.

Students will be assessed throughout the course through knowledge checks, written tests and practical assessments.

Dates will be confirmed to successful candidates, but new intakes will take place throughout 2021 in February, June and September.

If you would like to find out more about this unique volunteering opportunity, there is an online recruitment event on Monday 1st March at 6pm – to book your place visit this link:

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Police Connect Team


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