Special Constabulary recruitment is now open!
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Special constables are volunteer police officers who play a vital role in our aim to make County Durham and Darlington a safer place.
By investing your free time, you can make a real difference your community. You'll have the same powers as a regular police constable and will get a tremendous amount of pride from giving back to the community.
Those committed to taking on this exciting and rewarding role will need to complete a minimum of 16 hours per month. Special constables wear the same uniform and have the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers and enjoy a variety of roles.
They carry out duties such as:
- working within communities to tackle anti-social behaviour.
- responding to 999 and 101 calls
- foot and vehicle patrols
- road safety initiatives
- house-to-house enquiries
- helping ensure public safety and security at both local and major events.
- presenting evidence in court
- offering crime prevention advice and promoting property marking initiatives
Currently our Special Constables work within many areas of Durham Constabulary including local community Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT), the Durham Roads & Armed Policing Team and 999 response teams across the county.
Special Constabulary Selection Process
Special Constabulary Training
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