What is a Special Constable?
A special constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all same powers as regular police officers and wears the same uniform. Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. They are highly trained and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping the communities of Wiltshire safe.
Community Policing Team
As a special constable within Wiltshire Police you will be part of one of the seven Community Policing Teams, these are:
Community Policing is a new policing model which is designed to bring together all the different roles, such as police constable (PCs), police community support officers (PCSO), local crime investigators (LCI), community co-ordinators, 999 and 101 call-takers, and specials, together into a "one team" approach.
As a special constable you will be briefed as part of this team and will work alongside our officers and civilian staff to help prevent, reduce and solve crime and anti-social behaviour.
You can learn more about Community Policing by watching this short video: