Bedfordshire Special Constable 01/18 - 03/18

Special Constable
Bedfordshire Police Force
Special Constables are part-time, voluntary Police Officers with all the same powers as fulltime regular Police Officers. They come from all walks of life and join us for a variety of reasons. Becoming a Special Constable really is one of the most exciting and rewarding voluntary opportunities available!

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.

Special Constables come from diverse backgrounds and possess a wide range of skills and experiences, but what unites them is their desire to give something back to their community.

Many of our Special Constables have families and full-time jobs, and volunteer with us in their spare time. It’s a flexible role, and our volunteers only need to give a minimum of 16 hours a month as part of the team. Anybody can apply to become a Special Constable and the role is so dynamic and diverse, there’s something in it for everyone!

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.

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. If you have any questions on this, you can contact

This opportunity is closed to applications.