Our recruitment process is now streamlined meaning that there’s never been a better time to apply to become a special constable. Select each process below to learn more:
Click 'register your interest' and complete our online application form to begin your journey to becoming a special constable today.
Once you have submitted your application form one of our dedicated team of Specials recruitment officers will contact you to arrange a telephone based interview.
The next step is the ‘assessment day’ which will involve the below:
1. Fitness test:
Don’t be daunted by the name – it’s more of a fitness check! to ensure that you’re physically capable of performing the role of a special constable.
2. Observation exercise:
A relaxed group exercise assessing your interaction with other candidates.
3. Occupational Health Unit (OHU) appointment
You will meet with an Occupational Health nurse to undergo an initial medical assessment to ensure you’re fit for the role.
4. DNA & biometrics:
A simple fingerprint & saliva test
5. Drug and alcohol test:
A few strands of hair are taken and tested for traces of any drugs then a breath sample is taken to analyse for alcohol.
6. Identification verification:
You will need to bring two forms of identification (ID), one of which must be a photographic ID such as passport or driving licence.
7. Uniform measurements:
You will be asked to provide your measurements for a uniform order. You will also be measured for body armour.
New recruits will take part in a 12 week blended learning programme