Bedfordshire Special Constable 01/21 - 03/21

Special Constable
Bedfordshire Police Force
The Special Constabulary plays an important role in providing additional officers at local events, such as peak times on Friday and Saturday nights. Specials are out on patrol in the community, attending crime scenes, monitoring traffic, and making arrests. Most importantly, the Special Constables act as a safe, reassuring presence for the people of Bedfordshire working together to fight crime and keep the people safe.

People join the Special Constabulary for many different reasons, many wanting to give something back to the community. It allows them to learn new skills, see new things and make a tangible difference to the lives of the public they serve.

If you’re 18 or over, and can commit to initial training, then you can help keep your community safe as a Special Constable.

The Initial training is carried out in Kempston and consists of an 8 week course Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18:45-22:00 as well as 8 Personal Safety Training sessions all on a Saturday including First Aid. The course is by followed by 8 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions on a Monday night 18:45-22:00 which must be attended. Course dates and times are subject to change depending on operational needs – you will be notified of any changes prior to starting training.

A Special Constable is an extraordinary person, a remarkable person, a special person. Join us and be that person.

The role of Special Constable is open to all applicants. However, certain occupations may mean that you are ineligible to apply for the role of Special Constable. These include, but are not limited to: the regular armed forces, traffic wardens/parking attendants, security/door staff, and on-road Highway Traffic Patrol Officers. Please contact a member of the recruitment team for further information by emailing: